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Abnormal running mechanics have been linked to many types of injury. Running gait retraining is an approach to adapt an individual's running form and has been proven to have significant positive impact on pain and function in a variety of different conditions. This course discusses three different techniques for running rehabilitation and highlights what to consider when addressing running mechanics.
This course explores different gait retraining techniques with the related evidence and discusses their practical application.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions 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 0.8 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:
- Justify the use of running gait retraining in the management of running related injuries
- Identify at least three important considerations when implementing running gait retraining
- Discuss the application of three running gait retraining methods
An informative course showing how various gait interventions can have a big positive effect on patients
Physiotherapist, South Africa
Chris Bramah speaks passionately about his interest and knowledge with runners and shows how to practically address running gait retraining. He also mentions how it is not only the gait retraining we must look out for, but a buy-in from the patient as well as all the other multifactorial aspects.