Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Free Educational Series to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Training Program and Racing Goals

Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Free Educational Series to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Training Program and Racing Goals

Posted on: February 8, 2012

Canton, Ohio: Seventy-five percent of runners are injured each year. Most of these injures are caused by overuse and training errors. Mercy Sports Medicine is hosting a free Optimal Performance Series to show you how to avoid or effectively manage common running issues through proper training, injury management and nutrition techniques. Educational programs are offered from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday, March 6 – April 24 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton.

Mercy Sports Medicine professionals will discuss topics such as running mechanics and orthotics; core strength; proper hydration; eating before, during and after the run; kineseotaping; deep tissue massage; establishing an effective workout plan; and functional movement screening. To register, call Mercy Sports Medicine at 330-966-8920. Participants who attend at least four sessions will have their names entered into a raffle for a $75 gift certificate from Second Sole.

Mercy Medical Center sponsors the Canton Marathon Running Club and is a signature sponsor of the inaugural Canton Marathon set for Sunday, June 17. For more information, visit cantonmercy.org/sports.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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