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Managing the Runner Physical Therapy CEU Course

Analysis, Injury Prevention Training, and Lower Quarter Injury Rehabilitation for Running Injuries

Gait analysis during CEU course for PT's that manage running athletes

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Video gait analysis for running rehab course for physical therapyThis running injury management and prevention course is a two day physical therapy continuing education seminar on lower quarter running related injuries. It’s focus on biomechanics, assessment, prevention, and both traumatic and overuse injuries is designed to enhance your knowledge of the running athlete and their related injuries and assist you in getting your patients “up to speed.”

Running Rehab Course Breakdown

The faculty will present current and clinically useful evidence-based evaluation and treatment techniques for running injury prevention. Course participants will receive:

  • Comprehensive, foundational anatomical and biomechanical content
  • Details of a novel movement screening systems, and examination techniques specific to the lower quarter.
  • Specific intervention strategies for management of running related musculoskeletal dysfunction.
  • Examination of foot biomechanics, various running styles, as well as learning to perform video gait analysis.

The running rehab injury prevention course provides updated information on injuries common to the runner, including pathologies of the hip, knee, lower leg, foot and ankle. Information on footwear and orthotics is interwoven with other varied specialty interventions and clinical pearls that can be used to achieve immediate results.

Hands-On Injury Prevention

Throughout the running rehab course, participants will have opportunities to practice techniques in several hands-on lab sessions. Daily reviews will help participants to obtain and remember the most pertinent information.
The primary goal of this running injury prevention course is to promote cause and effect thinking about the underlying causes of running related injury and potential influences of the injury, both locally and regionally.

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Running Injury Prevention Course Objectives

At the completion of this PT continuing education course, participants will:

  • Describe biomechanical differences between walking and running
  • Compare and contrast various running styles/techniques
  • Articulate important key factors in foot biomechanics
  • Discuss current concepts about how and why to alter running mechanics
  • Effectively perform a movement screen and rate functional performance
  • Systematically perform detailed biomechanical evaluation of Lower Quarter
  • Identify the potential causes of movement dysfunction
  • Create comprehensive treatment plans for a wide variety of running related musculoskeletal dysfunctions
  • Understand how to perform a 2D video gait analysis, and interpret findings
  • Summarize current research on running injuries and evidence based treatment strategies related to these injuries
  • Learn and practice running specific exercises for hip and knee
  • Learn and practice running specific exercises for leg, ankle and foot
  • Demonstrate efficient performance of two taping techniques: Navicular sling and fibular repositioning
  • Describe common categories of running shoes and their role in intervention with varied running injuries
  • In the context of clinical case studies, choose examination techniques, describe important findings, relate findings to underlying cause of injury and design effective and creative treatment plans

Running Rehab Course Outline

Day 1

7:30 – 8:00 Course Registration

8:00 – 12:00 Morning Sessions

  • General Running Injuries in Running
  • Normal Foot Mechanics – Things you need to know
  • Walking – vs – Running – Similarities and Differences
  • Current Update on Barefoot vs Shod Running
  • Impact Forces
  • Current Concepts of Running Form
  • Cadence Manipulation
  • Discussion of Other Running Styles
  • Chi, Pose, Good Form Running
  • Lab – Corrective and Evaluative Drills

Noon – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 5:30 Afternoon Session

  • Movement Screen & Biomechanical Evaluation
  • Lab – Looking at Each Piece of the Puzzle
  • Video Gait Analysis
  • Set Up to Analysis: What Are You Looking At?
  • Taping Techniques
  • Low Dye
  • Navicular Sling
  • Posterior Fibular Relocation
  • Question & Answers

Day 2

8:00 – 12:00 Morning Session

  • Review Day 1 with Question & Answer
  • Running Injuries & Treatment Related to Hip and Knee
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Labral Tears
  • ITB Issues in the Runner
  • Corrective Exercises Lab
  • Running Injuries & Treatment Related to the Lower Leg
  • Shin Splints
  • Compartmental Syndrome
  • Stress Fractures

Noon – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 5:30 Afternoon Session

  • Running Injuries & Treatment Related to the Lower Leg cont’
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Corrective Exercise Lab – Leg, Ankle and Foot Injuries
  • Putting It All Together – Corrective Actions for Faults
  • Current Update on Shoes (pros / cons)
  • Orthotics: Over the Counter, Semi-Custom, Custom
  • Question & Answer
  • Lower Quarter Management of Overuse & Traumatic Injuries Related to the Running Athlete

Manage the Runner Course

“Managing the Runner” is now part of the “When the Feet Hit the Ground…” family and is managed at a different web location. You will be redirected for information and registration regarding this great course.

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