Online Course: Practical Musculoskeletal Testing for Runners
Master the necessary assessment skills and get a great musculoskeletal overview of runners
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Running is a popular sport worldwide and an excellent form of exercise. Runners sometimes have to deal with mild aches and injuries, and sometimes these niggles can develop into serious injuries. Running-related injuries are quite common, and physiotherapists are often the first line of defence for injured runners. Musculoskeletal assessments form an integral part of the management of runners. In this course, some of the most valuable musculoskeletal tests for physiotherapists working with runners are demonstrated and discussed.
This course aims to introduce practical tests that provide insight into the musculoskeletal system of a runner.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.
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 1-1.5 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe at least five musculoskeletal tests used in the assessment of runners
- choose an appropriate modification of a musculoskeletal test to either progress or regress the test for a runner
- select the appropriate musculoskeletal tests to perform with runners based on case scenarios
- evaluate the results of musculoskeletal tests based on case scenarios
This online course was great and helpful for the person interested in sports-related conditions. The quiz makes it even better.
Really instructive course with lots of important information for the practice!
Jun Sung Kong
This course is an excellent addition to my studies. It is at the appropriate level and gives the necessary knowledge to be a better clinician. I am looking forward to working through this site over the next year.