Nothing like a PR!

Nothing like a PR!

Due to popular demand, our office, The Center for Integrated Medicine, is teaming up with coach Paul Magsombol of Tenacity Performance Training as well as Mel Diab of Running for Kicks to co-host a SECOND FREE runner’s workshop, titled 5 Tips to a 2016 PR.  The workshop date is Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7 PM. Running for Kicks is located at 127th and Harlem in Palos Heights, IL (click HERE for a Google Map).  There will be a group run at 6 PM leaving from the store with the workshop immediately following at 7 PM.  Bring your running shoes, your passion for running and your enthusiasm to learn.

There is plenty of running information and misinformation out there on the internet and social media. There is even a sizable list of self-proclaimed running “gurus” that base training off dated principles and personal anecdotes rather than the latest research. Some of these gurus lack systematic processes and procedures to assess runners and adapt their training for performance enhancement and injury prevention. Unfortunately, dogma and misinformation are prevalent.

A range of 30-70% of runners are injured every year. This is a unusually high number, yet you wouldn’t consider running a dangerous sport on par with football, hockey, rugby or some of the extreme (X) sports. Even more runners aren’t able to achieve peak performance. Not everyone can train the same way, race the same way and get the results they want. We are all unique, yet there are some underlying and unifying principles that you should know that consistently lead to exceptional performances and injury reduction.

This workshop covers 2 key topics:

  1. The scope of the problem: Why is there an unusually high number injured in a “safe” sport? Why could your training get you into trouble or out of trouble?
  2. Provide 5 tips to stay injury free & PR in 2016

We are limited to the first 20 that RSVP due to space limitations. RSVP by calling The Center for Integrated Medicine at 708-532-2346 or emailing We look forward to seeing you on Monday May 23rd.

About The Presenter

Dr. Pappas is a chiropractic physician, certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Dr.

Dr. Dino Pappas

               Dr. Dino Pappas

Pappas blends the best of physical medicine with the best of integrated medicine to help patients and athletes of all shapes and sizes. He utilizes tools such as chiropractic manipulation, soft tissue work (IASTM, Graston, myofascial release, neural mobilization and joint mobilization), biomedical acupuncture, functional movement based assessment, the McKenzie Method, strength training and conditioning, kinesiology taping, customized nutrition and specialty laboratory testing (blood, saliva, urine, and stool) when needed. Dr. Pappas’ clinical focus is sports medicine, conservative orthopedics, rehabilitation and integrated medicine. His sports medicine interests are endurance athletes, overhead athletes (pitchers, throwers, volleyball players and tennis players), contact sports athletes (football, rugby, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer and basketball) and Crossfit athletes. He has worked with athletes at all levels from professional to amateur. He reads and interprets the medical literature daily to stay abreast of cutting edge advances in his field. The doctor is currently the team chiropractor for the Windy City Thunderbolts minor league baseball team and a sports medicine volunteer for Andrew High School in Tinley Park, IL. He is an avid runner and aspiring triathlete having completed 5 marathons, 3 half marathons and numerous 5 and 10k races. The doctor is also active in the local, suburban Chicago running scene. He has goals of qualifying and competing in the Boston and New York Marathons, the Ironman in Kona, Hawaii, and climbing Mt. Kiliminjaro in Kenya, Africa. One day he hopes to serve his country as a team chiropractor for the United States Olympic teams and serve as a team chiropractor for one of the professional teams in Chicago. His mantra is “Why Put Off Feeling Good?” He can be reached by email at or at 708-532-2346. ***

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