Preventing Running Injuries: Separating Fact from Fiction

Preventing Running Injuries: Separating Fact from Fiction

Will running give you knee arthritis?  Is barefoot running a fad?  Are compression sleeves just for show?  Is stretching a waste of time?

These and other hot topics will be addressed based on current evidence, as well as key tips to help prevent injuries and keep you running healthy and strong all season.

Free Public Lecture
Thursday May 12,  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Rehabilitation Building
500 University Avenue, Room 140

REGISTER HERE – Sorry registration for this lecture has closed due to overwhelming popularity.

Esther Running

Esther Waugh
Esther received her physical therapy degree and PhD (Clinical Epidemiology) from the University of Toronto.  She is a Research Associate in the Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program at Women’s College Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the  Department of Physical Therapy at U of T.  She has 20 years of experience in private practice treating sports and musculoskeletal injuries, and has taught for many years in U of T’s Physical Therapy (MScPT) program.  Esther’s PhD thesis investigated the effects of exercise on bone health in young women with eating disorders.  Her current research interests focus on physical activity in the management of osteoarthritis. She has participated in numerous short-course triathlons, one half-ironman (one was enough!) and half-marathons.  Esther has also experienced many running injuries from not taking her own advice! She looks forward to sharing her professional and research knowledge, as well as her personal experience with you.

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Sue Ellison
Sue graduated from the University of Western Ontario in kinesiology and physical therapy.  In 2003, she completed a Clinical Masters in sports physiotherapy from Curtin University in Perth, Australia.  Sue has worked at Toronto’s Sports Medicine Specialists clinic since 2004, and is a lecturer in musculoskeletal physical therapy at the University of Toronto.  Running and long distance athletics have been a significant part of her life for over 20 years, both as an athlete and in clinical practice.  Sue has raced triathlons for many years, and has completed one half Ironman.  In addition to running races ranging from 5-30 km, she has completed many trail races such as the Spartan Series and the Warrior Dash.  She has her sights set on completing a full marathon in the near future (fingers crossed!)  Sue has helped runners of all ages and abilities with running plans, injury prevention and rehabilitation.