St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Experts Help Runners Avoid Injuries, Learn Benefits of Massage

March 24, 2015

St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Experts Help Runners Avoid Injuries, Learn Benefits of Massage

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 24, 2015) – St. Anthony’s Hospital sports medicine experts will help runners learn how to avoid dehydration and common injuries while discovering the benefits of massage in speeding recovery during the seminar, Running Injuries and Dehydration, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center (Carillon), Conference Rooms A & B, 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg.

Join Koco Eaton, MD, orthopedic surgeon and team physician for the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Rowdies, to learn how to prevent common running injuries, such as stress fractures, hamstring strains, shin splints, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.

During the lecture, licensed massage therapist Bryan Thomas will discuss how sports massage can keep athletes active by helping to reduce muscle soreness and speeding recovery time. Massage also can help to loosen tight muscles before or after a run. Following his discussion, registered dietitian Charlotte Mapes will offer key tips on how to maintain proper hydration during workouts.

Light refreshments will be provided.

To pre-register for this health seminar, please call (727) 953-6993, or visit:

About St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Program St. Anthony's Sports Medicine Program's consists of a professional team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, board-certified sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers. The Sports Medicine team works with each patient to provide the latest treatments from diagnosis to rehabilitation with the goal of getting competitive athletes and weekend warriors back in the game.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. St. Anthony’s has received the 2014 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement award.  St. Anthony’s Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center has received accreditation from both the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. For more information on St. Anthony’s, call (727) 953-6993.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Comprised of a network of 12 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 280 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s hospitals include: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Women’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, South Florida Baptist and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at