Online Course
Common Biomechanical Errors in Runners
Recognize the most common running patterns seen in athletes that can lead to injury

1.5-2 hours





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Ari Kaplan
Course instructor

Ari Kaplan is a PT, with specialities in MSK conditions such as headaches, biomechanics and running.

Douglas Adams
Course instructor

Doug Adams is a physical therapist with a passion for running gait analysis, education, sports medicine, and mentorship

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Running injuries occur due to a number of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Running biomechanics and kinematic patterns contribute to the way the body absorbs ground forces. Poor running form can significantly increase the size of these forces and result in damaging tissue and joint loading. Identifying the primary error in a runners biomechanics can help to develop a management plan to comprehensively address their symptoms.


The aim of this course is to introduce the learner to common running biomechanical errors as seen in 2D and 3D Video analysis.


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

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.3 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify at least 2 intrinsic factors to running injuries
  • list at least 6 reasons for doing a running assessment
  • identify at least 5 important aspects in the camera setup for running analysis
  • independently identify the 5 running errors mentioned in this course based upon running case scenarios

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Ari Kaplan: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.

Douglas Adams: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
An excellent introduction course for common biomechanical errors in runners. A perfect practical start for a more advanced assessment in clinical practice.
Luuk Martens
A good course to help give an initial understanding of physiotherapy problems in runners
Hannah Chirombo
Great course, extremely informative and useful yet explained in a simplified manner.
James McAssey
Fantastic presentation by Ari and Doug, really enjoyed it!
Conor Barry