De Los Santos Med ensures safety during Vertical Run Manila 2017

Winners Vertical Run Manila 2017
Members of the DLSMC medical team with the winners of the Male 40-49 category (l to r): Nestor Don Santiago, MD; Gloria Coronel, MD; Mario Samson; Regie Lumauag; Rodelio Gadapan; Maria Paula Arenas, MD; Maria Lourdes Suntay Palad, MD, Oliver Wendell Lozano, MD

For the second year in a row, De Los Santos Medical Center (DLSMC) served as the official medical partner of the Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run held last July 7.

Some 700 runners from 24 countries—up from more than 500 participants the previous year—attempted to conquer the 59-, 37- and 20-floor courses of Shangri-La at the Fort.

It was the fifth race in the 2017 Vertical World Circuit calendar, following the ones held in Dubai, London, Paris and New York.

“Vertical running is a very effective, high-impact cardiovascular workout,” explained Gloria Arroyo-Coronel, MD, Head of De Los Santos Med’s Rehabilitation Medicine and Sports Center. “As with any cardio exercise, proper hydration and pre-workout routines like warm-up and stretching are essential to help prevent injury.”

While a number of the participants experienced heat exhaustion, cramps and minor sprains, they were immediately treated by the hospital’s medical team.

No major injuries were recorded during this indoor race.

“With the increase in the number of participants, the need for medical assistance became more crucial than before,” David Shin of Sporting Republic, the event’s organizers, underscored.

“We are yet again thankful for De Los Santos Med’s active involvement in ensuring the safety and well-being of our runners during the Philippines’ tallest stair-climbing race.”

De Los Santos Med is a subsidiary of the MVP Group of Companies under the Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI) umbrella.