An athlete’s success is so much more than their body or their sport. The purpose of this course is to provide practitioners with the tools, knowledge, clarity and confidence to grasp the complexities and depth of what runners need to perform and be well within and outside of their sport.
This course will introduce current scientific evidence, gait analysis and retraining, management for overuse injuries, basic knowledge concerning shoes and orthotics as well as take a deep dive into understanding the differences between male and female runners. We will discuss and learn about treating pregnant and postpartum runners. Including how to help clients return to running or continue running with symptoms of prolapse, leakage or pelvic pain. You will be introduced to running specific exercises and running drills.
This comprehensive running course will allow you to see your running athletes through a wider, more holistic lens. Participants will learn the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in caring for these athletes. The course will encourage the participant to investigate the entire kinetic chain rather than simply looking at the knee or ankle that is injured. It will challenge the participants’ clinical reasoning skills and their ability to treat running athletes comprehensively.
- Participants will be able to perform a basic running gait analysis and be able to translate their findings into a successful gait retraining session with their patients using the evidence-based research and observation skills learned in class.
- Participants will be able to articulate the relationship between breathing, posture and running form. Then implement these concepts into their treatment plans.
- Participants will learn the physiological differences between male/female runners and why it is important to understand these differences.
- Participants will be able to see the runner through a wider lens; how a runner’s daily life impacts their injury and recovery.
- Participants will be able to easily identify signs/symptoms of overtraining.
- Participants will have basic knowledge about running shoes.
- Participants will be comfortable treating the pregnant athlete
- Participants will have the knowledge to successfully treat the postpartum athlete.
- Participants will learn cues and tips for running with a stroller successfully.
- Participants will leave with some running drills and exercises to quickly implement in practice
- Participants will learn to communicate with both non-medical and medical practitioners and on behalf of their patients in order to provide well-rounded multi-disciplinary care to their clients.
Audience: Open to all healthcare professionals. No prerequisites required.
Date/Time: April 14 & 21, 2021 from 5-9pm ET (Toronto time)