Movement is essential for life, and the quality of our movement plays a critical role in our well-being, from injury prevention, to managing pain triggers, to performance outcomes, and beyond. Movement impairments can be a primary cause of many nagging and debilitating conditions. In this Lunch and Learn, Dr. Jason Biondo will look at the function of the musculoskeletal system, how muscle balance influences posture, function, and injury prevention, and the role of the nervous system in conducting the symphony that is our body.
Form, footwear, and diet all play a part in being a healthy runner. Ashley Kumar, physical therapist, will discuss the ideal form for running as well as how to perform an effective warm-up and strength training program to prevent common running injuries. She will also discuss optimal nutrition for active runners, as well as the best footwear to improve runs.
All female PALM members ages 40 and older and their guests are invited to schedule a mammography screening with the Siteman Cancer Center Mammography Van. The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine offers mammograms at no cost to women who qualify, per their insurance coverage. Funding is provided by Susan G. Komen® Missouri.
Why is stretching so essential? What’s the best way to do it quickly and effectively? Come learn about the benefits of stretching and the most useful stretches for all the major muscle groups. Heather Walther, PT, has worked with physical therapy clients and professional athletes alike, and will help correct form and posture during this practical session. Please wear comfortable clothing to move around. Register through our class schedule on the PALM app. Free for members and their guests.