July 11, 2012
NY SportsMed (NYSM) has partnered with the nonprofit organization, Back on My Feet (BoMF) to host injury prevention and assessment workshops for the organization’s coaches and volunteers. The workshops focus on preventing and identifying common running injuries, proper stretching, and innovative techniques for beginner runners. NY SportsMed has helped to elevate the BoMF organization’s running program by providing a new level of expertise for their coaches and team leaders. Physical therapists from NY SportsMed will also perform onsite injury assessments during some of the group’s scheduled runs throughout New York City. “I cannot thank the NY SportsMed team enough for the wonderful program the staff put on for the volunteers of Back on My Feet. They were not only extremely informative but they took all the time that we asked for in answering our questions and explaining things to us, “stated BoMF Program Director, Mishka Vertin.
“Teaming up with Back on My Feet is an honor for NY SportsMed. We are happy to lend a hand to such an incredible cause, “stated Teela Depena, Marketing Director at NY SportsMed. NY SportsMed has a staff of well-trained physical therapists and trainers who lead active lifestyles. Their practical knowledge and education allows them to treat patients of all sorts, from moderately active people to professional athletes. They tailor medical programs to address a variety of conditions including industrial and workplace injuries, chronic medical conditions, and many other musculoskeletal injuries. Recently, NYSM launched its Running Club, which helps recovering runners resume activity safely, under the expert supervision of their physical therapists. Working with the BoMF organization is an ideal partnership and an excellent way for NYSM to share its expertise with an underserved community.
ABOUT Back on My Feet
Back on My Feet (BoMF), which launched in Philadelphia in 2007, is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. The organization has chapters in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Atlanta with New York City launching April 10, 2012. The organization has received media support, including attention from NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, CNN and The Today Show for its ingenuity in tackling this difficult social issue. More information can be found at backonmyfeet.org.