February 19, 2013

Health Briefs: Feb. 19, 2013

Clinic prepares runners for season

SARANAC LAKE — The Runners’ Clinics, offered by the Rehabilitation and Sports Science Department at Adirondack Health, is in its 10th season.

The first Runners’ Clinic of the 2013 season will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, at Adirondack Health’s Lake Placid Rehabilitation & Sports Science facility at 29 Church St., Lake Placid.

Start times for the clinics are 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., with four participants per time slot.

Each individual will receive a Computerized Running Gait Analysis, Functional Movement Assessment, Bio-mechanical Screen with footwear recommendations, body composition measurements and runners’ specific flexibility and strengthening exercises.

There will also be a 30-minute debriefing segment after the assessments for questions and answers.

The cost is $35 per person.

Contact Certified Athletic Trainer Dino Angelopoulos at (518) 523-8589 with questions or to reserve a spot in the clinic.

The Runners’ Clinic is sponsored by the Adirondack Health Rehabilitation and Sports Science Department, Lake Placid Sports Medicine Center and Adirondack Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation.

Healthy Heart Day planned for March 1

ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting its annual Healthy Heart Day from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

This event offers community members the opportunity to take part in a free heart-health screening. Participants are able to have a blood-pressure check, glucose-level testing and cholesterol-level check.

They will learn easy exercise tips, sample and take home heart-healthy recipes, get important health information, view exhibits and talk with professionals about taking care of their heart.

Call the hospital for questions or additional information about the event at 873-3003.

Assistance with costs for food offered

PLATTSBURGH — Is your food budget getting tight? Are you struggling to put enough food on your table?

If so, the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York’s Nutrition Outreach and Education Program might be able to help.

Nutrition Outreach and Education Program Coordinator Mandy Beaudin will be at Champlain Centre mall in Plattsburgh from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 and 27 to give information to the public about this new program in Clinton County.

The program provides a free and confidential screening for Food Stamps/SNAP and assists people through the application process.

For more information, call 563-4022.

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