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Posted: June 15, 2017 2:21 p.m.
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3rd IDSB holds running clinic

Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Ben K. Navratil/

Sandra Elliott, owner of Georgia Game Changers Running Company, demonstrates stretching techniques on Sgt. Javarzeiya Walker, a petroleum supply specialist with the 135th Quartermaster Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, during a running clinic on Fort Stewart June 8. Elliott, who is a retired Army physical therapist, discussed running techniques and stretches with a group of about 30 Soldiers in order to help them improve their runni...

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Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade attended a running clinic held on Fort Stewart, June 8.

The clinic focused on warm up and running techniques designed to help improve Soldiers’ run times.

Sandra M. Elliott, a retired U.S. Army physical therapist and current owner of a local running company taught the class of about 30 Soldiers.

“This is a natural running clinic,” Elliott said. “It’s designed to teach participants about the elastic components of the body and how they can use that and dynamic stretching and strengthening to help improve their run.”

The clinic started out in a classroom setting, where Elliott explained basic physiology and gave the Soldiers tips on running techniques like how their feet should be striking the ground and where their body weight should be in relation to their stride.

Following that, the group moved out to a track where they could try out some of the warm-up exercises and observe each other as they ran to make sure they were using the new techniques they’d learned.

“I hope I opened their minds to a whole new way of thinking about running,” said Elliott.

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