Running Injuries - Examination, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions

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Why take this course?


This two-day intermediate level lecture and hands-on laboratory course will provide the clinician with the most recent evidence-based practice guidelines for the examination, differential diagnosis and treatment interventions for running-related injuries. New research on how to accurately diagnose and treat plantar heel pain, Achilles tendinosis, Achilles tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, stress fractures and muscular strains will be reviewed. An emphasis on the utilization of video gait analysis as a key diagnostic and treatment tool will be incorporated throughout the course. Hands-on laboratory break-out sessions will focus on performing a functional biomechanical examination specific to runners, fabricating orthotic devices, and performing and interpreting selected special tests for the hip, knee and ankle with an emphasis on their application to runners. Case studies will be utilized throughout the course to illustrate key concepts. This interactive course will allow course participants to enhance their diagnostic, examination and treatment skills of injured runners. The overall course objective is to provide course participants with a thorough understanding of running biomechanics and the most recent evidence-based practice guidelines in order to effectively and efficiently enhance the quality of patient outcomes. A comprehensive course packet will include pictures, references and clinical pearls for quick reference in the clinic.

Running Injuries - Examination, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions

Course Objectives


  • Explain the relationship between lower extremity anatomy and physiology and running biomechanics.
  • Perform and independent and accurate functional runner-specific lower extremity evaluation.
  • Discuss normal running mechanics and apply this understanding to successfully treating injured runners.
  • Identify and apply the latest evidence-based approaches to evaluating and treating the following common running injuries: plantar heel pain, Achilles tendonopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fractures, chronic exertional compartment syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome and lateral hip pain.
  • Perform an independent assessment of a running two-dimensional video gaitanalysis with emphasis on breaking down a runner’s form from the anterior, lateral and posterior views.
  • Analyze and correlate biomechanical examination findings with a two-dimensional video gait analysis in order to apply evidence-based running-specific exercises to treat the runner’s biomechanical impairments.

Instructed by: Jeffery Taylor-Haas, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS


My course is a comprehensive, evidence-based and interactive course intended to incorporate the fields of biomechanics, exercise physiology, and orthopedic physical therapy into an easy to understand treatment protocol that you can immediately utilize with your patients and clients on Monday morning.

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.

Course Dates


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State Continuing Education Course Approvals


All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is an AOTA provider, provider #4487

North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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