Full Course Description
The Art and Science of the Perfect Run: Reduce Injuries and Increase Performance
- Assess the principles of training.
- Examine physiological determinants of running performance.
- Describe the FIRST “3plus2” training program.
- Design an effective training program based on scientific principles.
- Utilize cross-training effectively to supplement running.
- Analyze running gait for recommending prehab and rehab stretches and strength training exercises.
- Evaluate how aging affects running performance.
- Utilize the 7-Hour Workout Week to enhance fitness while supporting healthy aging.
Gait Analysis and Screening
Assessments to Quickly Detect Issues: The Running Performance Model
- Implement motion capture – Dartfish, Qualysis, Video
- Strategies to Identify:
- Faculty Mechanics
- Muscular weakness
- Poor flexibility
Run Less, Not Train Less: The FIRST Program
- Physiological factors responsible for running performance
- Biomechanical factors responsible for running performance
- Nutritional factors responsible for running performance
Apply Principles of Training to Prevent Injury
- Apply to runners of all ages and abilities: 3 plus 2 program
- Quality over quantity
- Training with purpose
- Functional strength training timeline
- Flexibility exercises
- Goal setting and prediction tables
- Training programs for your clients
- Determining workout intensity
Big Questions Answered! Tackle the Most Common Concerns
- Progressive overload
- Individual differences
- Law of diminishing returns
Safe Returns: Getting Runners Back in Action Post-Injury
- Hamstring injury
- Injury identification
- Barefoot running
- Running form
- Running shoes
- Running frequency
- Weekly mileage
- Running fast
- Body weight
- Strength training
- Running surface
Youth Forgives Many Sins – Work with Aging Runners
- When is enough rest enough?
- Tackling recurring injuries
- Best practices to reduce risk of re-injury
- What happens to performance?
- Which biological factors affect running?
- Effects of psychological, social, and cultural factors
- Alternatives and solutions for the aging runner
- The 7-Hour workout week
Anatomy and Mechanics
“I run because it is who I am, not just something I do.”
Running defines some people. Physically and emotionally painful, injury leaves many runners disconnected and lost.
If you’re chasing pain from joint to joint without getting to the “whys” of running injuries, you’re not just losing time, money, and referrals, you’re failing to give your patients’ back a key component of who they are.
Created by one of the most trusted names in sports rehabilitation, the Runner’s Rehab Master Class will teach you how you can achieve incredible results with a wide range of running injuries using today’s top evaluation and treatment strategies!
Dr. Jamey Gordon has over 20 years of experience treating runners and helping athletes achieve peak performance in the MLB, NFL, NBA, and Olympics.
In this recording, he shares a proven framework for rehabilitating runners that combines today’s best practices to correct movement dysfunctions, manage symptoms, and achieve immediate improvements in function so your patients can safely cross the finish line.
Make yourself the go-to resource for resolving frustrating running injuries in your clinic or facility, and feel the satisfaction of giving runners back a part of who they are!
- Identify the latest advances in running rehabilitation and their implications for therapy
- Outline strategies for more quickly identifying the root causes of pain and functional limitations
- Integrate effective interventions that can be used immediately to eliminate pain, restore function, and improve running performance
- Combine multiple modalities effectively for better results, including joint and soft tissue mobilization, stretching and strengthening techniques, orthotics, functional movement assessment, exercise, and patient education
- Design advanced, innovative plans of care for a wide range of running impairments and performance enhancement goals
- Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios
HOT TOPICS AND INNOVATIONS IN RUNNER’S HEALTH
HANDS-ON LAB: UPGRADE YOUR ASSESSMENT AND CLINICAL REASONING SKILLS
- How cutting edge research is helping patients cross the finish line
HANDS-ON LAB: REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR REHAB TOOLBOX FOR RUNNING PATIENTS
- Get to the root cause of impairments faster with better evaluation techniques for:
- Foot, knee, shin, hip, and back pain
- Movement dysfunction
- Fascial and joint restrictions
- Muscle tightness and weakness
- Balance, stability and mobility
- Nerve entrapments
HANDS-ON LAB: COMBINE MULTIPLE TECHNIQUES MORE EFFECTIVELY FOR BETTER RESULTS
- Practice today’s most effective techniques to:
- Correct and enhance movement
- Eliminate pain
- Loosen tight muscles
- Decompress entrapped nerves
- Reduce reinjury
- Boost speed, power and endurance
- Enhance balance, coordination, stability and mobility
- Improve patient buy-in
HANDS-ON LAB: DESIGN ADVANCED TREATMENT AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT PLANS FOR YOUR PATIENTS
- Practice integrating:
- Joint mobilization
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Stretching and strengthening techniques
- Functional movement assessment and targeted corrections
- Home exercise prescription
- Patient education
CASE STUDIES: PUT KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE
- Develop effective, innovative strategies for specific impairments, including:
- Foot and heel impairments
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel and foot pronation
- Tibial torsion
- Tight heel cords
- Knee and thigh impairments
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Stress fractures
- Shin splints
- Iliotibial band friction syndrome
- Tight/strained calves
- Tight/strained hamstrings
- Femoral acetabular impingement
- Genu varum (bow legging)
- Limb length discrepancy
- Hip and back impairments
- Mechanical imbalance
- Pelvic imbalance
- Spinal curvature
- Degenerative disk
- Sacroiliac dysfunctions
- Age-related degeneration
DON’T LEAVE MONEY ON THE TABLE!
- Case study 1: Correctly select the root cause of impairment
- Case study 2: Identify and correct complex movement dysfunction
- Case study 3: Evaluate and treat hip pain during running
- Case study 4: Design an advanced treatment strategy and training plan for a high level athlete
- Case study 5: Improve athletic performance and power output
- Case study 6: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
- Coding and billing updates for runner’s rehab
- Justify therapy with the right progress measures
- Avoid denials and audits with these tips