Youngstown, Ohio

According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physical therapists and students.

This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the world. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and walk alone, with friends, a partner or family or with a group. It’s a personal preference.

City and State:
Youngstown, Ohio

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Department of Physical Therapy at Youngstown State University

Upcoming Walks:
Walking the last Thursday of every month at 9:00 am. Check our Facebook page for updates.

Walk Location:
Southern Park Mall (Boardman, Ohio) Meet at the center stage outside of Dillard’s 7401 Market St. Youngstown, OH 44512

Walk Leaders:
DPT Students and Dr. Cara A. Berg-Carramusa, PT, MSPT, EdD, GCS

Contact information:
(330) 941-1963

Helpful Links:
YSU Magazine Article
YSU PT Facebook
Ohio Physical Therapy Association
OPTA Member Login
American Physical Therapy Association