Sports + Spinal Physical Therapy

Washington Running Club Newsletter
March 9, 2011

Dear WRC Members,

Rob Gillanders is giving a seminar on how to relieve plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis pain that will be extremely worthwhile. Please see the information below:

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011
Time: 6:45pm – 8:15pm (Please note that free street parking is available from 6:30pm.)
Location: Sports and Spinal Physical Therapy, 2175 K Street, NW, Suite C-120, Washington, DC 20037 (next to Starbucks). Map it here
Fee: Free
RSVP: Email

Description: Did you know that the average runner strikes the ground over 20,000 times per side in a marathon, with the ground reaction forces up the leg every time you foot strikes the ground is nearly 3 times your body weight. It is therefore not surprising to learn that around sixty percent of runners experience an injury that is severe enough to sideline them from activity, with two of the most common injuries being plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.

During this seminar you will learn about:
The etiology of plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis
Factors that increase your risk for plantar and Achilles problems
Strengthening exercises that will help reduce your risk of foot/ ankle problems
Treatment techniques for foot/ankle pain, including,
Active release techniques (ART)
Trigger point dry needling
Kinesio taping

Instructor: Robert Gillanders, PT, DPT is an accomplished marathon and ultra-marathon runner, ironman triathlete, and experienced physical therapist and Active Release Technique (ART) practitioner.

I hope to see everyone there!


Amanda Hamilton
Washington Running Club