Examination and Treatment of Running Related Injuries
Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Examination and Treatment of Running Related Injuries
February 23rd and 24th, 2013
This two-day course describes a comprehensive approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of running related injuries. The current best evidence is integrated throughout the lecture discussions and laboratory exercises to provide participants with the information needed to achieve superior outcomes. An emphasis is placed on the importance of running mechanics as it relates to performance and injury potential. A thorough physical examination incorporating the tissue stress model is described to promote an effective differential diagnosis approach. Considerable time is devoted to describing the use of video gait analysis as part of the clinical decision making process, as well as strategies to successfully modify the running gait. Age-related alterations in running technique are discussed to enable the clinician to better recognize abnormal mechanics and develop patient-specific intervention strategies. Scientifically-based information is presented regarding the use of foot taping, off-the-shelf and custom orthoses, and shoe wear with a treatment algorithm describing their clinical use. Case studies are used throughout the course to illustrate concept application. The overall course objective is to provide each participant with an understanding of the current knowledge pertaining to the evaluation and treatment of running injuries, with techniques that can be immediately applied in clinical practice.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• 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.
Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Heiderscheit is co-director of the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Runners’ Clinic through the University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Clinic. In addition, he is the Director of Sports Performance Research for UW Athletics. His research is aimed at understanding and enhancing movement coordination as it relates to injury and aging, with recent projects focused on the mechanisms of hamstring strain injuries and running-related injuries. Dr. Heiderscheit is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, serving as Chair of the Running special interest group for the Sports Physical Therapy Section.
Scott Straker, PT, MS, SCS, ATC is a physical therapist and Director of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program for Gundersen Lutheran Sports Medicine in Onalaska, WI. Mr. Straker is a 1989 graduate of the Program in Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and has been a certified athletic trainer for 20 years following the completion of an internship program at Utah State University. He has served as lecturer and adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Physical Therapy. His clinical interests center on the treatment of lower extremity dysfunction with an emphasis on the use of clinical biomechanical evaluation techniques. Scott was honored with the Lynn Wallace Clinical Educator of the Year Award by the Sports Physical Therapy Section in 2007, and the 2011 Signe Brunnström Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from the APTA. He additional has served the APTA as a member and chair of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.
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