The Running Course - The Next Step

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This two day advanced running course applies the most current optimal evidence based information for the evaluation and treatment of running injuries. Information is delivered through a format that combines interactive lecture and comprehensive laboratory sessions. Analysis of the biomechanics of running through physical evaluation and video analysis will prepare the course participant in the clinical decision making process required to develop comprehensive treatment programs. Specific strategies are presented in determining how to identify key elements in video gait analysis and how to apply findings to improve running and gait. In addition, time is spent on types of video analysis equipment and software, and how to implement these technologies into your practice. Course emphasis will also be placed on running mechanics, performance, and how to identify potential injuries through mechanical analysis. Once injuries are identified, discussion will focus on biomechanical and functional approaches to rehabilitation. Current evidence based information is provided on foot taping, shoe design, over the counter arch supports and determining the need for the correct orthotics. Age related changes, tissue physiology and abnormal mechanics are discussed to help the clinician through a process of differential diagnosis to develop appropriate patient specific solutions. Case studies will be presented throughout the two days to exhibit the concepts and applications. Each participant will take an active role throughout this course to discuss and apply the information provided. The main goal of this course is to enable therapists to feel confident in a comprehensive approach allowing them to achieve superior outcomes when they return to their clinics, ready to implement and market a successful running program.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Describe the mechanical factors that influence running form and performance.
  • Describe the current evidence regarding running impacts and foot pronation as they relate to running injuries.
  • Understand the individualistic nature of the running form and the need to avoid common generalizations in injury management.
  • Conduct a thorough physical examination of an injured runner incorporating aspects of the tissue stress theory.
  • Make appropriate running shoe recommendations and determine the need for foot orthotics.
  • Utilize and perform common foot and ankle taping techniques as part of the clinical decision making process.
  • Determine the proper equipment to conduct a video running analysis and identify factors that can influence its accuracy.
  • Perform a systematic and comprehensive video analysis of an individual running.
  • Understand how to integrate findings from the physical examination and video analysis to determine appropriate injury management.
  • Develop rehabilitation exercise programs for common running-related injuries, such as patellofemoral pain and iliotibial band syndrome.
  • Describe the benefits of running form modification as part of the rehabilitation strategy.
  • Understand the biomechanical changes associated with the gait of older runners and the resulting influence on treatment considerations.
  • Identify training-related risk factors for running injuries and an appropriate return-to-running program.
  • Instructor name

    Keith Christianssen, PT, ATC, MTC

    As an instructor I present a very functional, practical, and cost effective approach to running that can be implemented in the clinic the Monday morning after my class.
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    OT PT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

    November 5, 2016 - November 6, 2016

    15 hours of CME credit

    Vital Rehabilitation

    Chicago, IL

    Tuition $ 425.00



    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 and AOTA provider, provider #4487

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    Delivery: DVD delivered to course site

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