Physical therapy students help runners prepare for Philly Marathon

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Students in the Department of Physical Therapy at Temple's College of Health Professions and Social Work got some hands-on training Friday. The department held a clinic for members of the non-profit group Back on My Feet. The students, under the direction of faculty advisor Scott Burns, provided a range of preventive screenings to the runners, to make sure no problems would arise during the upcoming Philadelphia Marathon. "The students provide musculo-skeletal screenings like flexibility, range of motion and foot mechanics — any of those types of things that might come up," said Burns.