Triathlon Discussion Panel Q+A!

Tune in to this Facebook LIVE Q+A Panel Discussion to learn all about running, cycling, and swimming:
– Injury Prevention
– Training & Performance
– Nutrition

This panel discussion will be featuring:

Peter Wenger, MD Orthopedic & Sports Injury Specialist

Dr. Peter C. Wenger is a non-operative Sports Medicine specialist who is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Wenger brings a unique approach to Sports Medicine care with his comprehensive understanding of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Surgery. As a multisport athlete himself, he understands a patients’ desire to safely return to sport. Dr. Wenger graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He attended and earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Dr. Wenger then completed a surgical internship at Rush University, Chicago Ill and was promoted with highest honors. Dr. Wenger completed his residency in Family Medicine with an emphasis in Orthopedics at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey. Dr. Wenger completed his training at the University of Pittsburgh, Center for Sports Medicine where he graduated from the Shadyside hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship with distinguished honors.

Pictured above Dr. Wenger (left) and Dr. Bigliani (right)

Gianna Bigliani PT,DPT,OCS,CSCS &

Dr. Bigliani is the founder of Fluid Physio, LLC. Since 2007, Dr. Bigliani has been helping people with pain, athletes of all levels, busy professionals, parents and grandparents who have been avoiding activities they love. She specializes in treating people with chronic conditions, injuries and pain who have not been able to respond to other traditional treatments. Her goal is to maximize everyone’s performance. She attended Temple University where she was a member of the Crew team for 4 years. After graduating with a BS in Exercise Physiology she became a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She worked with athletes ranging from young kids to professional levels to maximize performance while continuing her training with rowing at the elite level. Dr. Bigliani returned to Temple University and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and an Orthopedic PT Residency. In addition, Dr. Bigliani is an Adjunct Faculty member at Drexel University, teaching Strength and Conditioning and periodization for performance.

Chris Draper RD, LDN, CSCS

Christopher J. Draper is a registered/licensed dietitian,certified strength and conditioning specialist and mastermind behind dt+n. He received his undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from Marywood University in Scranton, PA and completed post baccalaureate pre-medical work at Temple University. Chris is a well recognized and respected professional in the Princeton, NJ area. He has been practicing since 2002. Chris specializes in nutrition and training for sports and exercise, weight management, wellness, endurance coaching and consulting. He has developed thousands of training and nutrition programs for casual exercisers to competitive athletes including members of professional and semi-pro teams, collegiate athletes, Olympic hopefuls and successful age group triathletes.

Pictured above Chris Draper


Moderating the panel:
Mike Buchakjian DC, CCSP

Dr. Mike Buchakjian has been a practicing chiropractor in PA since 2003. He is a graduate of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY and New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. While at NYCC he was able to work with a Buffalo, NY semi-pro football team as well as learn from coaches at the Olympic training center in Lake Placid. In addition to his chiropractic training, Dr. Mike is a board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician as well as certified in Graston technique and RockTape methods. Dr. Mike is an active member in both the Bucks County Road Runners and Bucks County Triathlon Clubs and has competed in multiple Xterra, Adventure race, and traditional format triathlons.

Pictured above Dr.Buchakijan (left) and Dr.Bigliani (right)

We will be opening the floor to audience questions as well!

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These are the questions we will be answering before opening the floor!

  1. With races going to virtual formats. What are some ways to do this safely? Locations, times of day, home aid stations, swim locations (if applicable)?
  2. HR training seems to be important, so much so, that sticking to it can prevent overtraining.  My coach uses it to dictate my workout, but sometimes we feel like if we don’t go hard/long it will not pay dividends. We just can’t slow down! Why is this so important?
  3.  Running efficiency/economy/speed…should we be addressing mechanical quirks and changing strides/gaits/cadence or is it a “That’s just your body” kind of thing?” going along… “As an Athlete who has had many imbalances to work on and several surgeries that I’ve had to stay up on PT with, how do I fit it all in. The actual sport training plus upkeep/maintenance?
  4. Coaches can tailor bike, run, swim workouts from data, but how do they customize strength workouts when they don’t have data and don’t see clients in person? In other words, how can you trust that the workout is right for you?
  5. How can I improve hip flexor balance given my vertebral body rotation that causes acute pain occasionally?