More Runners Are Going Bare

Sep 01, 2011, 12:17 ET from Minnesota Chiropractic Association

EDINA, Minn., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Barefoot or minimalist running is on the rise. To assist runners with their transition, the Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) is hosting a public education program designed to help "safely" transition runners who want to move toward minimalist or barefoot running.

Seminar participants will learn the benefits of barefoot running, gain valuable injury prevention information and techniques to assist with their transition while gaining insight from experienced barefoot and minimalist runners.

According to the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 70 percent of traditional runners experience some level of injury. Presenter, Dr. Candace Salmi, says, "Barefoot running, when done correctly, can be energizing while having a positive impact on the body."

The seminar, To Shoe or Not to Shoe: The Benefits of Barefoot Running, takes place Friday, September 16, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Sofitel Hotel, 5601 W. 78th St., Bloomington, MN.

For more information about this and other public education programs, go to or contact the MCA at (965) 882-9411.

About Minnesota Chiropractic Association

Created in 1927, the Minnesota Chiropractic Association doctors provide a wellness based approach to healthcare specifically designed to put power behind a body's motion.

SOURCE Minnesota Chiropractic Association