*This story has been updated to include the correct spelling of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and the correct name of the organization that sent the press release.
COLUMBIA — Missouri Orthopaedic Institute will host a free seminar for runners Thursday to counsel them on healthy training techniques.
To register for the seminar, call 882-3104. Free valet parking will be offered at the building's front entrance.
The seminar, titled "The Lifelong Runner — Protecting Your Body Mile After Mile," will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the institute's fourth floor conference room at 1100 Virginia Ave., according to a news release from MU Health Care.
"Running is a really popular activity," said Colin Planalp, the media coordinator for the event. "This is good opportunity to reach out to the community and provide information that’s important to them."
The seminar is a part of the institute's "Knowledge Now" seminar series, designed to educate Columbia citizens about health issues.
It will feature a panel of six of the institute's health professionals who specialize in sports medicine, Planalp said, including orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and a physical therapist. They will share training techniques for better safety and performance.
They will also discuss methods to prevent injuries and the latest treatments for common running injuries.
Space at the seminar is limited, according to the news release.
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