SEPTEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 10, 2019
Tuesdays 6:15am-7am - $10 per class
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This aerobic and strength class is designed for any runner, novice to elite, and any athlete who’s sport includes running as a component.
NOTE: CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE AT MORAVIAN ACADEMY GYMNASIUM (4313 GREEN POND RD. BETHLEHEM, PA 18020)
This aerobic and strength class is designed for any runner, novice to elite, and any athlete who’s sport includes running as a component. Running is a great aerobic exercise and is often performed in a quad dominant pattern, when in actuality being able to run successfully requires a good balance of abdominals, quads, posterior shoulder, and gluteal strength. In addition to strength, essential components of long term success are flexibility at the ankles and hips and dynamic stability of the ankles.
This class is designed by a runner and physical therapist who has been working with runners for 20 years. The class includes breath work to optimize blood flood to the working tissues, mobility to allow full limb range of motion, stabilization of the cores (yes, there are more than 1!), mental focus, and strength and power to create dynamic speed.
The focus is on how the exercises relates to running form and reduction of abnormal stresses- very few runners get injured by any single traumatic event. Discover your personal areas of imbalance to reduce injury risk and your areas of opportunity so you can run faster, further.
Megan Eyvazzadeh has been a PT for 18 years. She has been board certified in orthopedics since 2012. She got her BS/MS at Thomas Jefferson University and her doctorate and certificate of advanced study from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute. She spent seven years as a PT in the spinal cord and multi-trauma out-patient unit of the shock trauma system in Baltimore, MD where her interest in the effects of trauma was first realized.
During that time she trained with the McKenzie Institute and became McKenzie certified in 2008. Without leaving behind the orthopedic training, she started additional training with the Institute of Physical Art, Upledger and Barral Institutes learning PNF, functional mobilization, craniosacral, visceral and neural manipulation techniques. She also has a strong interest in running mechanics and in 2016 started a running performance company called RunWell. She realized that physical therapy has great potential to serve people, but not in a vacuum and in 2018 started The Restoration Space with Julie Spencer to address the need for integrative care. She hopes to become a fully trauma-informed practice that serves the community with integrative whole person care.