Mastering Running Biomechanics & Treating Running Related Injuries (8 CPD)
The purpose of this course is to introduce the clinician to the fundamentals of normal and pathological running forms. The use of observational and video analysis as an integral part of the running examination will be emphasized. In addition, strategies to modify running styles will be addressed as part of a comprehensive approach to treatment. Case studies will be utilized to promote the integration of the material presented.
Running is a demanding physical activity performed by millions of people worldwide. Given the repetitive high impact nature, many individuals who engage in this form of exercise experience pain or become injured. Managing the injured runner can be challenging as the causes of running injuries are often multi-factorial. Furthermore, a thorough biomechanical evaluation is often necessary to determine underlying injury mechanisms in order to guide treatment decisions.
This evidence-based course will address contemporary topics related to running mechanics, running related injuries and the rehabilitation of the injured athlete. The use of video analyzing as an integral part of the running examination will be emphasized, and strategies to modify running mechanics will be addressed as part of a comprehensive approach to treatment.
This course takes into consideration the specialized field which we work in by integrating the multidisciplinary team into the content.
Biokineticist, Chiropractor, Orthotist, Physioterapist, Podiatrist
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- Kinetics and kinematics of running
- Current trends in running styles…
- Perform a basic running evaluation using video analyzing methods.
- 4. Have a deeper understanding of biomechanical factors that underlay common running injuries.
- The role of cognitive behavior in running style form will be presented.
- Literature review of possible modifiable factors in the mechanism of overuse injuries.
- The most sensitive, appropriate functional methods of changing running form and muscle strength will be reviewed.
- To develop a novel final phase testing protocol for runners to return them back to running.
THEME 1: Kinematics and kinetics of running
THEME 2: Perform a basic running evaluation using video analyzing methods.
THEME 3: The need for systematic clinical evidence based approach.
THEME 4: Have a deeper understanding of biomechanical factors that underlay common running injuries.
THEME 5: Practical, Practical, Practical
“Excellent presenter with a holistic approach to teaching and training participants”
– Course Attendee, Johannesburg 2017
“Enjoyed course, well worth coming from far. Presenter engages with the attendees and is passionate about this field of rehabilitation”
– Course Attendee, Cape Town 2017
“Very informative & easy to incorporate into practice”
– Course Attendee, Hilton KZN 2017