Penbrook ParkPenbrook, PA, United States

Walk with a Doc in Penbrook 2023

By Dauphin County Parks & Recreation (other events)

Tuesday, April 25 2023 5:30 PM 6:30 PM EDT

Join us for a 2.5-mile walk meeting up at Penbrook Community Park and walking on the Greenbelt's Paxtang Parkway. This Walk With A Doc program is designed to provide some general health information and a moderately-paced walk. It will be an out-and-back walk so participants can turn back at any time to customize the length of their walk based on their own individual fitness needs. All ages are welcome to attend, but we do ask that children be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Meeting point: The Penbrook Community Park at 31st Street and Boas Street in Penbrook, at the park pavilion. Parking is available by the pavilion and there is a porta-john-style restroom.

The walk leader will be Dr. Dan Hinnerschitz.

Walk Topic: Tips to manage arthritic conditions conservatively.
He will touch on how daily activity, diet, weight management, and sleep can all help to successfully manage arthritic joints. 

About the Presenter:

Dr. Dan Hinnerschitz is a physical therapist with Madden and Gilbert Physical Therapy and a graduate of Lebanon Valley College. He has been practicing in Central PA for 10+ years and specializes in using hands-on treatments to treat musculoskeletal conditions ranging from neck pain and arm pain, shoulder pain and rotator cuff problems, back pain and sciatica, knee pain, arthritis, and many other conditions. In addition, he also enjoys working with the active older community to help with improving balance and decreasing the risk of falling. His primary goal is to help patients keep a healthy and active lifestyle with conservative treatment without having to rely on unnecessary medications, injections, or surgery.

Program topic: will be announced closer to the event date.

The walk will be flat, but there are some slightly elevated areas. The full walk is estimated to take 1-hour based on the pace of the walkers. We encourage you to come out and join the walk for as long or as little as you are able. 

Things to Know Before you Go:

  • You may encounter slightly uneven terrain along with paved surfaces. 
  • Dress for the weather and wear comfortable supportive shoes.
  • Bring a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated. 
  • You may want to bring a hat, sunglasses, bug spray, and sunscreen. 
  • "Porta-Potty" style restroom facilities are available at the start/end of the walk.
  • The short feeder path from the park to the Greenbelt is not handicap accessible. Anyone with this need can join the group at the Greenbelt trailhead at Market Street Road and 28th Street. Please contact us directly if you will be using this option.
  •  Pre-registration is required.

This walk is being organized by Penbrook Borough Walk With A Doc groupCapital Area Greenbelt Association, Susquehanna Township Walk With A Doc group, and Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Department.

This walk is being supported as part of the Park Rx programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield through the Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Department.

If you register for the walk and are no longer able to attend, please contact Nancy Gates | Assistant Program Manager | Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Department | [email protected] |717-599-5188, ext. 2113. Thank you!

NOTE: A waiver is required for participation in all physically active programs with Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Department. Please review the waiver for participation as part of your registration process.  If the participant is under 18 years of age, the waiver needs to be accepted by the parent or guardian. 

Dauphin County Parks & Recreation

Mailing Address

100 Fort Hunter Road Harrisburg, PA 17110