CEU - When The Feet Hit The Ground: Running

CEU - When The Feet Hit The Ground: Running

October 2, 2021, 7:30 am EST - October 3, 2021, 5:00 pm EST

Nashua, NH

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Course Description:

This running injury management and prevention course is a two-day, 15 contact hour physical therapy continuing education seminar focused on getting the therapist up to speed on common running terms, running biomechanics, and assessment of the runner from head to toe.


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

  • Overview of a novel movement assessment system, and examination techniques specific to the running athlete.

  • Specific intervention strategies for management of running related musculoskeletal dysfunction.

  • Examination of foot biomechanics, running style, as well as learning to perform clinically relevant video gait analysis.


This course will provide updated information on injuries common to the runner, including pathologies of the hip, knee, lower leg, foot and ankle. Information on footwear and semi-custom orthotics is interwoven with other varied specialty interventions and clinical pearls that can be used to achieve immediate results.


Course Objectives:


  • 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 fibulae 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


View the course itinerary here: Course Info