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An Introduction to Understanding Your Runner

Online Course: An Introduction to Understanding Your Runner

How to delve deeper in the subjective evaluation to find out what motivates your patient to run

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Course instructor:

Dawn Nunes

Dawn is an enthusiastic sportswoman and Physiotherapist with over 15 years of experience in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy

1-1.5 hours

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The popularity of running has increased dramatically over the last decade. People run for many reasons such as to have better health, to compete, to become part of a runner’s community, to manage their weight or to cope with emotional distress. Therefore when assessing running injuries, it’s important to consider the personality of the runner and the psychological aspects involved with their running. Knowing your runner and understanding their motivation will help you in planning successful management. Dawn Nunes is a runner and a physiotherapist who created this course to help you understand the runners’ psychology.


This course introduces running psychology as an important part of running assessment


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

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This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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