The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) at Black Hills State University, in collaboration with Regional Health, will present “Best Basics – Selecting the Correct Shoe and Attire to Avoid Discomfort” as the first topic of the Healthy Bodies Healthy Business eight week series Tuesday, April 17 and again on Thursday, April 19.

Dr. Carolyn Stansberry, a podiatrist at Queen City Regional Medical Clinic and Dr. Betsy Silva, associate professor of physical education at BHSU will present the Spearfish session on Tuesday, April 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, room #206 on the BHSU campus. As a podiatrist Stansberry, provides both medical and surgical treatment of arthritis of the feet, bunion correction, diabetic foot care, heel pain, and a wide variety of other foot health problems. Silva will discuss the proper gear for training. 

Dr. Rylan Johnson, a podiatrist with Regional Medical Clinic and Kelly Bruhn, a physical therapist for Regional Rehabilitation Institute, will present the session in Rapid City on Thursday, April 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in the lower level of the Rapid City Regional Hospital Auxiliary Hospice House, 224 Elk St. Johnson will be discussing plantar fasciitis, a common injury in runners. He is certified by the American Board of Podiatry and specializes in the conservative and surgical management of the foot and related structures. Bruhn will discuss how to choose comfortable training attire.

Cost is $10 per session, with a discount rate for participation in all eight sessions. Those wishing to attend can register for one, all, or any combination of the sessions. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch. For more information, including speaker information, eight-session package prices, and/or registration information, visit www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO, or call Brittni Skipper at (605) 642-6435. Information about an upcoming SD CEO 5K/10K Run and Walk is also available on the web site or by calling the above number.

The SD CEO is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), and is part of a network of more than 110 centers nationwide established through the SBA’s women’s business funding. While services are available to all those interested in entrepreneurship, there is a special emphasis on women, women veterans, Native Americans, the socially and/or economically disadvantaged, and youth entrepreneurs.