How to prevent injuries while training

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Whether training for a marathon, half-mile or a 5K, or just staying active, an injury can really put a damper on things.

The key is slow progression, cross training and proper stretching.

John Gallucci Jr., owner of JAG Physical Therapy and author of “Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment,” reveals the specific stretches to help you remain injury free.

For more helpful tips, go to www.jagpt.com.

On Thursday, Gallucci presented PIX11's Lisa Mateo, also a client of his, with a check for $5,000 for the American Cancer Society.

marathon sponsor lisa

Lisa is the team captain of the station's NYC marathon team, “11 Alive,” which is raising money for the organization.

Click here to donate to the cause.

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