Running Mechanics for Clinicians

Running Mechanics for Clinicians

Clinical insights from an elite sports physiotherapist on the biomechanics of running
Very concise course. Excellent article and video presentation!
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Introduction

Running is one of the most popular sports in the world due to its low cost and the low barriers to participation. It is an exercise that is also linked to weight management and improving cardiovascular capacity. However, about 93% of runners will experience MSK injuries associated with their participation in the activity. As physiotherapists, we can help our clients to identify the mechanical causes of injuries, guide them through the management process and hopefully help them to optimize their athletic potential while avoiding injury.

Aims

In this course, you will learn how to assess common running mechanical patterns in your clinic using simple inexpensive tools.

Outline

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

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.