High School Running Camp

Form, Injuries, Injury Prevention, and Summer Running


A majority of the speakers will include Sports Physicians, Rehabilitation Specialists and Athletic Trainers from AMP, Athletic Medicine & Performance. They will give presentations on form, injuries, injury prevention, summer running, and things you can do to prepare for your fall season.

As speakers are finalized, they along with their topics and bios will be posted here.

For Athletes & Coaches

  • Professionals speaking on topics you need to learn about the most.
  • Learn about things you can do this summer to improve your fall season.
  • Get different perspectives on important topics.
  • Free gear for signing up.
  • Discount at Time Out Sports for participants.

What to Bring

  • Water Bottle
  • Comfortable Clothing: some presentations will be interactive and require running or movement.
  • Lunch and Snacks will be provided.


Time Title Speakers/Facilitators
7:30 AM – 7:50 AM Registration Lauren Zent, Billings West
Laurel Struck, AMP
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Overview of Running & Injuries. Recommendations for running plans for summer and avoiding overuse syndromes Ben Phipps, MD, Ortho Montana amp; AMP
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Running Video & PT Widsom: Cadence, Foot Strike, etc.
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Jaimee Turley, DPT, Ortho Montana & AMP
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Run with Coaches: Talk about summer training program for fall Cross Country perparation Confirmed: Lauren Zent, Billings West
Carol Kuhns, Billings Skyview
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Nutrition Skye Heston, MD, Ortho Montana & AMP
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Foam Rolling Lindsay Weinberg, PT, DPT, Ortho Montana & AMP
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Shoe and Foot Care for Runners Cindy Thompson, Time Out Sports
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch:
With Coaches, ATCs and Rehab Specialist(s)
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Stretches
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Gary Kuykendall, PT, Ortho Montana & AMP
Assisted by:
Marion Blackman, MA, ATC, LAT. AMP, Laurel High School, Head Athletic Trainer. Outreach: Park City, Columbus, Reed Point, Fromberg, Bridger
Taylor Canfield, MS, ATC, LAT. AMP, Rocky Mountain College, Assistant Athletic Trainer
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Having a Ball with a Strong Core
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Gwenna Peters, PT, Ortho Montana & AMP
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Plagues of Runners Tad Stitchman, PA-C, Ortho Montana & AMP
2:30 PM Coaches Conclusions & Summer Recommendations

Speaker Bios

Ben Phipps, MD

The 2008-2009 Sport Medicine Fellow at Ortho Montana, Dr. Phipps is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, a board certified Family Practice physician, and he completed his residency at the Montana Family Medicine Residency Program, serving as chief resident. He is a team physician for Rocky Mountain College, Montana State University – Billings and Billings School District II football. Dr. Phipps has spent the past year educating the medical community, coaches, athletic trainers, parents & athletes about concussions. In his “spare time” he enjoys wilderness and sports medicine as well as hunting, fishing and backpacking.

Skye Heston, MD

Dr. Heston is the current Sports Medicine Fellow at Ortho Montana. He is a graduate of Hunboldt State University with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular/Cellular Biology & Botany and Ross University School of Medicine. He enjoys surfing, yoga and he is proficient in Spanish.

Gwenna Peters PT

Gwenna is currently a physical therapist at Ortho Montana. Gwenna graduated from St Louis University 1980 with a degree in physical therapy. She has 36 years of experience in physical therapy. Gwenna grew up in Glendive Montana and ran on the first women’s cross country team when Title 9 occurred and allowed for women’s sports in 1973. She has been a runner since that time competing in 5K, 10K, and half marathon distances. You can contact her at email gpeters@montanabones.com.

Gwenna is trained in manual medicine with emphasis in cervical thoracic junction and ribs, cranial therapy, muscle imbalance, manipulation and exercise prescription as an adjunct to manual medicine. She is also an active member of the Montana Physical Therapy Association.

Jaimee Turley, PT

Jaimee is currently a Physical Therapist at Ortho Montana. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2012 and her Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Performance from Montana State University in 2008. She has been working for Ortho Montana since 2012. Jaimee grew up in Great Falls, MT where she competed in cross country in high school and since then has enjoyed continuing to run recreationally and participate in a few half marathons. As a therapist, she enjoys melding her experience and knowledge together to help her patients return to running following injury. Feel free to contact her at jturley@montanabones.com

Jaimee’s main focus as a Physical Therapist is in orthopedic sports medicine and women’s health. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Lauren Zent (Coach)

Lauren competed at Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho for four years and was an All-American two years in track and field (in the marathon). Since then, she has continued running and has competed in 12 marathons including Boston, New York and others. Lauren can be reached at zentl@billingsschools.org

Tad Stichman, PA-C

Tad Stichman PA-C. Orthopedic Sports Medicine PA for 14 years. Seven of those years have been at Ortho Montana. Tad did his Physician assistant training graduating from Rocky Mountain College 2003. Undergraduate work was at University of MT with BS Health and Human Performance, Exercise Science. Running career includes former power lifter turned trail runner. Compete in ultra trail running races predominately 50K distances and 50M distances. You can contact Tad at email, tstichman@montanabones.com

As a Physician Assistant at Ortho Montana, Tad specializes in Sports Medicine. He assists Dr. Shenton in both clinic and surgery.

Lindsay Weinberg PT

Lindsay is currently a Physical Therapist at Ortho Montana. Lindsay was a varsity cross country and track star in high school and ran briefly in college. Since college she has been an avid half marathoner for fun in San Diego and since moving to Montana five years ago. Recently she has become more competitive and enjoys racing in 2-4 half marathons a year as well as various local and regional 5K -10K’s. She has been a physical therapist with Ortho Montana for over two years. She also enjoys riding her horses, yoga and hiking. Lindsay can be reached at Lweinberg@montanabones.com

Lindsay earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Whittier College in California and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California. Her main focus is orthopedic sports medicine. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, The Orthopedic Section Member of APTA and The Montana Physical Therapy Association.

Gary Kuykendall, PT CSCS

Gary is currently a physical therapist at Ortho Montana. He participated as a runner/jumper in track and field: high school and college- these are the running events

  • Ran the open 440 yds (gives away my age) and one leg on mile relay
  • Ran the 220 in relays for 880 yds
  • Competed in 180 yd low hurdles

He trained by doing timed 440 yds of 60 seconds (6 reps), sprints of 220 yds (4 reps), and occasional 330yd ¾ speed “strides” ( 4 reps) – these were on conditioning days, and good form was a part of the workout. He had rest periods of 1-2 minutes in between reps on 440yds, and the time it took to walk across the football field for 220 yds or 330 yds. He did not have any distances runs, as I was classified as a “sprinter and jumper”. You can contact Gary at gkuykendall@montanabone.com

Gary is a graduate of the University of New England and Eastern Montana College. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He has experience working in orthopedic outpatient and nursing home/acute care/hospital settings.

Registration Information

Gwenna Peters

Mansfield Health Education Center
St. Vincent Healthcare Campus
2900 12th Ave. North #30W, Billings, MT