Keeping Runners Healthy

For those road warriors who love the feel of the ground beneath their feet and the rush of endorphins from going that extra mile, it’s no secret that runners are determined, passionate athletes.

But the sport that brings so many so much joy, can also be hard on the body. Tidewater Physical Therapy, in sponsorship with Running Etc. and Tidewater Striders, is hosting “Keeping You on the Road,” a three-part series aimed at offering information and education to running enthusiasts in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

The Runner’s Education Series will be held on multiple dates and locations from February through April, including:

Part I: Good vs Bad PainRunner feet running on road closeup on shoe. woman fitness sunri
Feb. 3 |6 p.m.| Running Etc. – 1940 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach
Feb. 10| 6 p.m.| Tidewater Brambleton Clinic – 250 W. Brambleton Ave., Ste 100, Norfolk

Part II: Injury Patterns in Endurance Athletes
March 2| 6 p.m.| Running Etc. – 1940 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach
March 9| 6 p.m.| Tidewater Brambleton Clinic – 250 W. Brambleton Ave., Ste 100, Norfolk

Part III: The Perfect Stretch
April 9| 6 p.m.| Tidewater Brambleton Clinic – 250 W. Brambleton Ave., Ste 100, NorfolkTBD

TJ Stites

TJ Stites,
PT, DMT, FAAOMPT

Physical Therapist Thomas “TJ” Stites, PT, DMT, FAAOMPT, himself an avid runner and athlete, will lead the Runner’s Education Series.  Stites, Clinical Director of Tidewater Physical Therapy’s Brambleton practice, received his degree in Sports Medicine from Radford University before earning a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University and a doctorate in Manual Therapy from Ola Grimsby Institute. He specializes in orthopedic and manual physical therapy, targeting patients with chronic orthopedic and neurologic injuries of the spine and extremities.

All sessions of Keeping You on the Road are free and open to the public. For more information call Running Etc. at 757-491-2340 or Tidewater Brambleton Clinic at 757-938-6608.