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Dr. Jeffrey DeLott to lead Group of Experts in Runner’s Forum

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey M. DeLott, DPM

Once again, Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists and The Orthopaedic Group are proud sponsors of the Cheshire Half Marathon and 5K Road Race. This annual race will take place April 26th and registration if now open. This event is expected to draw over 3,000 participants.

Cheshire, CT: The Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K is excited to announce their Runners’ Forum at the Cheshire Public Library at 7pm on March 25th. Beginners and advanced runners are invited to learn more about training routines, the biomechanics of running, strength and conditioning techniques, and tips on buying running shoes, clothing and accessories. The general public is invited to attend and there is no admission charge.

Forum speakers include Chris Dickerson (Quinnipiac Track & Cross Country Coach and Owner of Woodbridge Running Company), Dr. Jeffrey Delott (Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialist) and Kirsten Albrecht (Physical Therapy & Pilates Restoration). Some topics discussed will be training methods for distance running, how to choose the right shoe for your foot, typical running injuries, including evaluation and medical management, manual techniques such as deep friction massage, and joint mobilizations and passive stretching. The general public is invited to ask questions to the speakers.

The forum will help prepare runners for the 4th Annual Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K. The event is expecting over 3,000 participants and features a Half Marathon, Relay, 5K, Ion Insurance Kids Fun Run and the UnitedHealthcare Healthy & Active Living Festival. The Cheshire Half Marathon and 5K, Inc. is a registered 501(c) 3 non profit corporation that supports organizations that assist special needs individuals and their families. This year’s race is expected to raise over $100,000 for a number of charities including Abilities Without Boundaries, Best Buddies CT, Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Cheshire Lions Club. The Ion Insurance Kids Fun Run is free for all Cheshire residents.

The event would not be possible without the support of over 400 local volunteers on raceday. A number of Cheshire High School athletic teams volunteer on race day. The event’s title sponsor is Ion Bank. Also supporting the races are UnitedHealthcare, Audi of Wallingford, Ion Insurance, Yale-New Haven Health, Southern Connecticut State University – Exercise Science Program, JetBlue and New York Life. To get involved in the event or for more information on the race visit cheshirehalfmarathon.org or call (203) 481-5933.

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Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC offers all orthopaedic subspecialties including sports medicine, treatment for problems of the upper extremities and lower extremities, joint replacement surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and surgical and non-surgical podiatry. It is one of the most respected orthopaedic groups in Connecticut and has been providing quality, individualized care to patients for over 50 years. COS has eight locations with in-house physical therapy, three OrthoNOW orthopaedic walk-in centers, two MRI centers providing in-house diagnostic testing and its own surgical center.

For more information, please contact Ron Thompson at rthompson@ct-ortho.com or call 203.407.3580


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