Running has one of the highest injury rates for any sport with upwards of 80% of runners experiencing an injury each year. Due to these high injury rates, it is likely
that most outpatient sports and orthopedic rehabilitation professionals will encounter
running patients in their career.
To treat a runner you must look at them as a whole athlete. It takes more than
resolving impairments to get them back to their sport. Changes in gait can play a
significant role in injury onset. This course focuses on five of the most common running
gait impairments and advanced gait re-training and training principles to address
these common impairments in running form.
Course participants will learn treatment for common mobility restrictions. This
course describes the two most common mobility restrictions, dorsiflexion and hip
extension, and the therapeutic interventions to enhance mobility.