UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation Launches Running Center – Southern Maryland News Net
Charles Regional Medical Center at the University of Maryland has added a running center to its rehab practice.
Running is one of the most popular activities in the world, and the Southern Maryland region is filled with 5 and 10 mile trails that take in many scenic roads and trails.
The UM Charles Regional Running Rehabilitation Center offers personalized programs to help runners improve their performance as well as advice on injury prevention and shoe modification.
All runners will work with physiotherapist Amol Bakre, an RRCA Level 1 certified running coach and board-certified clinical orthopedic specialist. Bakre spent the past five years at the UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation Office helping patients through injuries and surgeries before extending his expertise to working with runners.
A runner himself, Bakre is dedicated to helping others achieve their goals. Whether training for an upcoming race, recovering or preventing injury, or simply starting to run for the first time, Bakre will use the resources of the Running Center to help runners at all levels. .
“I’ve seen the benefits of running firsthand, and I want to bring that to our community members,” Bakre said. “But I’ve also seen my fair share of running injuries, and I know that the right specialist support is essential for recovery and prevention work.”
An initial assessment will be the first step in establishing a program adapted to each runner. The first visit includes a VO2 max measurement to determine the maximum amount of oxygen the athlete can use during intense exercise, which helps develop a personalized plan and set of goals.
The Running Center’s fully equipped facility includes a treadmill, stationary recumbent bikes, a kettlebell workout station and an agility ladder. Appointments are now available at the La Plata office by calling 301-609-5494.
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