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The Runners Rehab Program – North American Seminars Inc.
November 12, 2016 - November 13, 2016$450
Treatment of the runner is a complex and sometimes an involved process dealing with the interaction of physical and ideological components. This intermediate level course is founded on an evidence based approach for comprehensively evaluating and dynamically treating the running athlete. The focus of this two day seminar will be to identify the mechanisms responsible for inefficiency and injury during a client’s first treatment session and develop evidence based treatment approaches. This course will provide a clear outline for performing functional screening techniques applicable to any clinical setting. Foot and ankle assessment will be presented, including evaluation of rear and forefoot alignment, internal and external drivers of foot posture, and passive and active mobility testing. Foot posture and function will also be correlated to shoe wear and orthoses prescription. A very unique perspective will be taught regarding the assessment of segmental core stability with running patients. Techniques will be demonstrated using manual cueing and Stabilizer ™ biofeedback to facilitate core stability for simple and concise patient education. A specific exercise algorithm and home program will be presented for correcting movement dysfunctions and smoothly transitioning stance phase stability into more dynamic gait patterns. A portion of this course is dedicated to manual treatment approaches that are effective for immediate improvements with function and management of symptoms, including both taping and mobilization/manipulation of the ankle, knee, and hip joint. Specific running pathologies will be addressed, including hip pain, patellofemoral pain, Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, and medial tibial stress syndrome. The current literature will be reviewed regarding the trends of barefoot running and minimalist footwear. Video analysis will be presented to allow more dynamic evaluation of lower extremity function. Gait manipulation techniques will be taught including cadence training and verbal cueing. This course is essential for attaining the knowledge base and manual skills needed for the success in treating the running athlete and is designed with the role of the clinician in mind, with easily applicable tools for treatment for even the busiest rehabilitation settings. The information presented in this course is based in part on the newest research generated by the top gait analysis labs in the country. Miriam has modeled her approaches to gait dysfunction based on the concepts advocated by researchers from both the Center for Endurance Sport at UVA and the Spaulding National Running Center at Harvard University.