This is an advanced course designed for Physical Therapists (PT), Physical therapy Assistants(PTA) and Athletic Trainers (ATC). This course provides a unique opportunity to learn from a therapist who is not only a top marathoner, but also a master clinician. Jeff Taylor-Haas is dedicated to clinical excellence and evidence-based research when focusing on the individual runner’s performance and ability.
This course is designed to help you evaluate and treat injured runners from a comprehensive standpoint. The most up-to-date clinical and evidence-based information is presented, and a hypothesis-driven evaluation approach is introduced. The specific subjective analysis that Jeff has developed assists the clinician with establishing a process to find the root cause of the dysfunction. This baseline information provides the foundation for the comprehensive functional evaluations and treatment programs individualized for each runner.
A targeted approach for the objective evaluation is the result of the clinician’s understanding of the diagnosis, literature, running biomechanics and responses to the key questions from the intake form/subjective examination. The functional movement screen (not the FMS) is the first step in the objective examination to rule out any reasons why the runner may not be a good candidate for therapy. In addition, this is the part of the evaluation where the clinician ascertains the runner’s preferred movement patterns and underlying tissue dysfunction, which assists in determining the appropriate tests to utilize during the table examination. The postural screen assists with determining any asymmetries, joint hypo and hypermobility.
The instructor thoroughly discusses and demonstrates the unique tests and observations incorporated in the runner-specific functional movement and postural screen. Jeff Taylor-Haas discusses the importance of correlating each test to the biomechanics and functional anatomy of the runner and stresses the importance of specific joint mobility, muscle strength and movements needed for healthy running biomechanics.
Each phase of testing leads to the next phase in this inverted pyramid of evaluation. Once the information is gathered from the previous questions and tests, it is important to perform tests that can rule out any sources of dysfunction coming from the spine, hip, knee or ankle. The rationale for specific tests (such as sensitive tests, palpation and specific tests) is thoroughly discussed and demonstrated. By this point in the course, the clinician will have the information needed to utilize sensitive tests and specific tests to rule dysfunction and pain caused by discogenic causes, femoral acetabular joint, knee intra-articular pathology, gluteal tendinopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome, tibial stress fracture, anterior compartment syndrome, Osgood-Schlatters disease, patellar tendinitis, knee inflammatory conditions, SLJ, gluteal tendinopathy, iliotibial friction syndrome, Patellofemoral Syndrome, Achilles tendinopathy.
For a hypothesis-driven approach, all of the steps leading up to the treatment are incorporated into a comprehensive, pure pyramid approach. The base of the pyramid incorporates treatments that will occur in greater quantity than those at the top of the pyramid. The base starts with neuromuscular activation then progresses to the next layer, which is strength training (avoiding muscular hypertrophy training at this point). From there, the approach progresses from below-threshold strength training to above-threshold strength training to motor control and, finally, to part-task training. The activities and rationale for each level of training are thoroughly discussed and demonstrated.
The final phase of this course is the running gait analysis. Jeff walks you through the optimal setup for 2-D and 3-D running gait analysis and provides specific information to prep your runner for a good test. He comments on specific movements to look for, from the foot on up, as well as lateral and posterior perspectives. In addition, he discusses specific cues to give the runner before the test. Jeff also highlights the four main errors that you are likely to see your runner demonstrate during the gait analysis.
Specific training techniques such as utilizing the metronome and faded feedback design are demonstrated to enhance the runner’s biomechanics.
This course provides you the essential tools needed to develop a comprehensive, individualized, targeted rehabilitation program for each of your running clients.
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Jeff Taylor-Haas, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is a sports physical therapist at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Taylor-Haas obtained a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Saint Louis University in 2004 and is a board certified orthopedic specialist in physical therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength & Conditioning Association and an Adjunct Faculty member at the College of Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio for the department of physical therapy.
Introduction to Jeff Taylor-Haas, Jeff discusses his history of running and his passion for working with runners.
Jeff treats runners and athletes of all ages and all levels of competitiveness. He specializes in performing a 2-D video gait analysis, fabricating orthotics, performing a functional lower extremity biomechanical examination and providing all patients with a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment approach. An avid runner, Dr. Taylor-Haas has completed multiple marathons and half-marathons, including the Boston Marathon, and has a special interest in running injury prevention.
Jeff’s techniques as a therapist have evolved over time due to new evidence-based research, best clinical practices and his experience as an avid runner. His approach to treating the injured runner is continually changing and perfecting which leads to more effective techniques to evaluate and treat the injured runner.
Important questions to ask on the subjective evaluation and key elements of the subjective history.
The importance of the postural screen
Functional movement screen