HealthSouth Valley of the Sun to host 3rd annual amputee running clinic on March 17


GLENDALE, Ariz. – On Saturday, March 17, HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital will host its 3rd annual Amputee Running Clinic to help amputees relearn the skills needed to safely start running again.

Participants will be inspired and educated on how to safely train when running with a prosthetic device. The event will be held at Grand Canyon University from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m.

The HealthSouth Amputee Running Clinic is provided at no cost to amputee runners age years 10 and older. Attendees will be inspired by special guests including elite amputee runners Steve Martin and Lacey Henderson and former Paralympic track coach Bryan Hoddle. In addition, they will have access to state-of-the-art training components to trial during the clinic. Family members and support staff are welcomed to attend, and the event will occur rain or shine.

“Every day at HealthSouth Valley of the Sun, we have the honor of helping people return to independence after they’ve experienced a debilitating illness and injury,” said Lonnie Coughran, physical therapist assistant and organizer of the HealthSouth Amputee Running Clinic. “We are honored to host this event in conjunction with many great partners to help amputees safely learn or return to the activity of running.”

An RSVP is requested and may be directed to Diane Hendrix at 623 334-5423 or You may also register online at Same day walk-ups are permitted if you are unable to RSVP in advance. Please provide your weight, measurement from socket to ground, and type of attachment: pyramid or block if you know this information. Be sure to state your cotton unisex T-shirt size. If you do not have access to a computer, call Diane Hendrix at 623 334-5423.

Serving as this year’s sponsors are HealthSouth Valley of The Sun, Grand Canyon University, Arise Prosthetics, Ottobock, Prosthetic Orthotic Associates, and Pongratz Prosthetics and Orthotics.

About HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital is a 75-bed hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and home health rehabilitation services. These programs are designed to return patients to leading active and independent lives. Serving patients throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area and is located at 13460 N. 67th Ave. in Glendale and on the Web at The hospital is part of Encompass Health, formerly known as HealthSouth Corporation.

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in post-acute care, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that spans 127 hospitals and 237 home health & hospice locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective care across the post-acute continuum. Driven by a set of shared values, Encompass Health is the result of the union between HealthSouth Corporation and Encompass Home Health & Hospice, and is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work.

Source: Encompass Health Corporation

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Diane Hendrix

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