Run Smart New York is a series of “mini clinics” designed to help runners and triathletes learn how to remedy chronic pain issues and prevent injuries caused by running, but also know what to do in the event of an injury. Designed by Dr. Scott Duke, principal owner of Duke Chiropractic in New York City, Run Smart New York provides runners with the tools they need to run safely, with strength and health in mind.
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Q: How will Run Smart New York improve my running performance?
Run Smart New York addresses the mechanics of running. Runners who complete the workshops increase their mobility, flexibility and strength, all of which improve running performance and reduce the likelihood of injury. The goal of Run Smart New York is to help runners run for life!
A: When and where are Run Smart New York workshops held?
Conducted in late spring (May/June) and again in early autumn (September/October), Run Smart New York’s mini-clinics are conducted at various locations, sometimes at Duke Chiropractic’s midtown offices. Dr. Duke can also accommodate a larger group — a local running team, for example — at another location, also at no charge. If you’re interested in a workshop for your group or organization, contact us.
Q: How long are the clinics, and what is the cost? Do I need to reserve?
A: Run Smart New York clinics are free and usually last less than an hour. We focus on different areas of a runner’s body. Think of it as turbocharged sports medicine.
Q: I’m not a competitive runner. Is Run Smart New York right for me?
A: Yes. Whether you run competitively or not, you're making demands on your body, like an athlete would. It's your responsibility to support your body so it doesn’t break down. Run Smart New York doesn’t take the place of sports medicine, but it helps runners minimize the worsening of an injury until they can see a doctor. Want to know more about what you'll learn in our clinics? Watch our videos.