Tuesday, February 23, 2010



We are hosting a forum at the Chevy Chase store this Sat entitled, Ask the Expert. I need all of you to spread the word and attend. Its going to be forum made up of the areas formost leaders in the areas of Podiatry, physical therapy, Chiropractic applications, massage, coaching and more.

I suggest we lead the run from Chevy Chase this sat and then help out at this event from 11-1. i am attachnig the list of speakers.

Let me know if you all are cool with helping out.


Please come and to our panel of experts and learn about the many aspects of running including massage therapy, podiatry, physical therapy, coaching and more.

Come and ASK THE EXPERT on Saturday, Feb 27th from 11am until 1pm.

The event is free and open to all. No RSVP is necessary. The Chevy Chase Running Company is located at 4461 Willard Ave in Chevy Chase, MD. There is parking behind the store and the Friendship Heights metro is only minutes away.

Please email the Chevy Chase store at Chevychase@therunningcompany.net with questions.

Below is a list of the experts and short excerpt on them.

"Dr. Lee E. Firestone is a Podiatrist who practices in Chevy Chase and Washington, DC. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Firestone was recently recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine, as a top Sports Medicine Podiatrist in the DC area. Dr. Firestone works extensively with runners and is an active member of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club. He has been in practice since 1994."

Polina Gregory BA, MATM, ACSM is one of 20 Muscle Activation Techniques™ Master Specialists in the country, and has been practicing since she became certified in 2005. She primarily works with the identification and treatment of muscular imbalances that contribute to poor performance and repetitive stress injury. She is the Co-founder of Elements of Motion a Resistance Training Studio focused on helping athletes and non-athletes alike achieve a healthy, strong and pain-free body. She has been active in the health and fitness industry since the late 90's. In addition to her MAT certification, Polina is committed to continued education and mastery in the mechanics of the human body as it relates to exercise. She has completed course work in advanced foot mechanics, spinal mechanics, and cadaver study. She is professionally certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health and Fitness instructor and is preparing to test for her Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist certification. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the UMBC.

Muscle Activation Techniques™(MAT)
is a hands-on approach that identifies and addresses muscular imbalances/weaknesses that lead to inefficient function, pain and injury. This helps to restore normal body alignment; thereby, decreasing pain, reducing the risk of injury, and boosting recovery in athletes and non-athletes alike. MAT will leave you more flexible, more stable, and prepare you body to handle the demands of sport, exercise and everyday life.

Keith Dowling is currently the Key Account Manager for Reebok Running, the proud sponsor of the 2009 Outback Distance Classic. Prior to his tenure with Reebok, Keith served as the inaugural race director for the National Marathon and Half Marathon - an event that has grown to over 8000 runners in four years. Before organizing races, Keith ran professionally for adidas - a career that culminated with multiple Olympic Trials appearances, four National Teams, runner up at the 1998 Gate River Run, and the first U.S. runner to cross the line at the 2002 Boston Marathon in a personal best time of 2:13.28.

Terrel Hale-Massage Therapist:
Specializes in Active Release Massage Therapy: Active Release Techniques (ART) and Active isolated Stretching (AIS) focus on both lengthening and shortening the muscles. These tow, coupled with sports and deep tissue massage help the runner train injury free and recover quicker from each workout. The best way to experience all of these is in a holistic approach informed by the runner's training plan on a regular basis, at least once a week or twice depending on where the race lies. Using these tools from an experienced therapist on a regular basis can help the runner push through to the next level and then stay there thus aiding the PRs.

Robert Gillanders, Doctor of Physical Therapy and avid marathoner, has been practicing PT for 12+ years and has a clinic at Water Street Gym in Georgetown. He has treated patients with running-related injuries since 2001. Today, he works with local running teams and clubs on injury prevention via running specific strength training. Robert was recently named as an "expert in sports medicine" by the Washingtonian Magazine. He publishes a blog with exercise instruction videos and tips at: doctorgsportstherapy.blogspot.com

Dr. Paul Glodzik of Capital Sports Injury Center will be coming in to speak about soft tissue injuries and their treatments. The treatments he will be discussing are Active Release Techniques and Graston Techniques. Both techniques are designed to break up adhesions and scar tissue build up within muscles, tendons or ligaments. With the removal of these adhesions patients will regain a painless full range of motion through their joints. Dr. Glodzik and Dr. Horwitz are the only certified providers of both techniques in the District of Columbia. Capital Sports Injury Center has three seperate locations in Silver Spring, Georgetown and Cleveland Park. For more information please see our website at www.DCSportsInjury.com or contact us at 301-622-9000 or painfree123@gmail.com.

Dr. Stephen Kominsky completed a surgical residency with emphasis in reconstructive surgery for the athlete; his post -graduate training in Northern California exposed him to several different running shoe companies as a running shoe tester and consultant for development.Dr Kominsky has been practicing in Washington D.C. for the past 27 years. He is the podiatrist for the Washington Capitals, and the podiatry consultant for the athletic department at Georgetown University. Dr Kominsky continues to remain involved in the sports medicine world as he is a frequent speaker to a sports medicine class at George Washington University and interacts on a regular basis with some of the area running clubs. He is the in-house podiatrist for the Kirov School of ballet in Washington D.C.

Todd Katz - Todd is the head coach for Hammer Down CrossFit, a Certified CrossFit Trainer, and certified in CrossFit Olympic Weight Lifting, CrossFit Gymnastics, and CrossFit for Kids. Todd is also a certified personal trainer and nutritional counselor through NPTI. Todd has spent the better part of the last decade either in the weight room or running marathons. His personal best marathon time of 2:59:23 was set on the difficult Boston course in April of 2009. For several years Todd was stuck between 3:02 and 3:12 at the marathon distance. In the Fall of 2008, Todd discovered CrossFit and dramatically altered his training style which led to his breakthrough performance. A certified running coach with the Road Runners Clubs of America (RRCA), Todd has helped many runners achieve personal bests by instituting a carefully planned out training schedule that utilizes CrossFit for strength training and high intensity interval training on the road. Todd played ice hockey for almost three decades and played lacrosse through college.

George Buckheit is the the head coach of Capital Area Runners. As an athlete, George was a two-time NCAA Division I All-American during his collegiate days at Bucknell University and is a member of his alma mater’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He went on to have an outstanding post-collegiate career, running personal bests of 7:59 for 3,000m, 13:43 for 5,000m and 28:39 for 10,000m on the track. Since moving to northern Virginia in 1998, George has coached many of the DC area’s elite distance runners, including Marine Corps Marathon Champions Mary Kate Bailey (2004) and Kristen Henehan (2007). George's coaching success has extended beyond the elite runners he has coached. In 2009, 43 members of his Capital Area Runners training group posting qualifying times for the Boston Marathon and over 100 of his runners posted lifetime bests in the marathon


Matias said...

Buckheit is the f'ing man

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