At Runners Feed, we believe the key to a successful running career: whether that is defined by running fast, or running till you’re 90, is long bouts of consistent, uninterrupted training, achieved through physical and mental wellness.
To ensure the wellness of our readers, we are assembling a team of wellness experts. Our first Wellness Expert, who joined our team in February, is Dietician Jennifer Broxterman. You’ve likely tried out some of her delicious recipes (my personal favorite is the Chicken Stir Fry Wraps). View the nutritional services offered to Runners Feed athletes and Contact Jennifer to schedule a consultation. On May 7th we added Dr. Greg Roberts, a well-respected chiropractor who has already helped our readers understand symptoms and how to define health; as well as how to achieve it!
Today we are excited to announce the addition of Karen Gilbert to our Wellness Team. She will be contributing running related articles to help our readers reach the finish line faster than ever, and more importantly, healthier than ever!
Karen Gilbert is a graduate from the Honors Kinesiology and Masters of Physiotherapy program at The University of Western Ontario. Karen has post-graduate training in advanced orthopedics, acupuncture, neurological rehabilitation, and physiotherapy for running specific injuries. Karen has been running competitively since the age of 12, training with London Western Track Club, medaling at WOSSA and OFSAA at the High School level, and competing at the Provincial and National Level as a member of the Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field Team at UWO. Post Collegiate Karen has been competing in Marathon’s including a first place finish in the Forest City Marathon in 2009, and 8th Canadian finisher of the 2009 Chicago Marathon. Other races include the 2010 Corning New York Marathon and the 2011 Toronto Marathon. With many years of running under her belt Karen is no stranger to injury, and working in an Orthopedic Clinic in London as part of the CBI Health Group, she enjoys bringing together her love of running with her love of treating patients. Karen is very excited to be a part of the Runners Feed Team and is eager to share all that she has learned in both physiotherapy and running.
Learn more about Karen’s practice at CBI Health Group.