Rehabilitation of the Injured Runner Online

Course Overview

Physical Therapy Running Course: Online

This 8-week interactive online course is designed for healthcare professionals who want to elevate their clinic skill set in the management of runners. Running is an efficient and effective mode of exercise, and thus one of the most popular forms of aerobic exercise. Unfortunately running-related injuries have a very high incidence. Too often injured runners are simply told to “stop running”, and thus they avoid the healthcare system.

Take a deep dive into exploring misconceptions and laying out a clear, current best evidence pathway to enable runners to not only recover from their injuries but continue to run while they are rehabilitating them. Through online learning, case studies, community discussion, and weekly meetings the instructors will interact with the cohort. A special emphasis is placed on gait (re)training to decrease load to the injured tissues and allow decreased pain with running.

Format
  • 8 weeks long - 2 hours/week commitment
  • Lifetime access to course & online community
  • Weekly assignments & weekly discussion meetings
    • Discussion meetings take place every Tuesday at 8:30pm EST & are optional but encouraged. They are recorded & can be viewed later if unable to attend.
    • Our online courses require active participation to be awarded credit which may include reading, homework assignments, and quizzes. We do not allow students to “drop back” to preceding cohorts due to inability to complete work assigned except under extraordinary circumstances. ICE faculty have the final decision in allowing a “drop back” but students are only allowed one “drop back” per course. Failure to complete the course on your 2nd attempt will not yield CEU credit. All courses allow for a 7 day grace period after course conclusion to receive CEU credit.
Schedule

* = Online Discussion That Week

Week Zero (Course Start Date) *
Course Orientation

Week One
Epidemiology & Etiology of Running-Related Injuries
Load Management

Week Two *
Gait Analysis
Self-Running Gait Analysis

Week Three
Patellofemoral Pain
Gait (Re)training: Controlling Femoral IR

Week Four *
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
Midterm Exam

Week Five
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Gait (Re)training: Cadence Manipulation

Week Six *
Plantar Heel Pain
Gait (Re)training: Quiet Running

Week Seven
Achilles’ Tendon Pain
Gait (Re)training: Forward Lean

Week Eight *
Bone Stress Injuries
Final Exam

Objectives
  • Understand the epidemiology of the overuse injuries in running
  • Utilize strategies for safely progressing training load for runners
  • Describe the role of faulty running mechanics in the development of injury
  • Evaluate and address common faulty running mechanics
  • Manage common running-related injuries
Additional Information

PREREQUISITES

  • None

EDUCATION LEVEL

  • Entry-level
Professional Bike Fitting Certification

ICE Endurance Athlete Certification

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Upcoming Rehabilitation of the Injured Runner Online Courses

Date May 7 - Jul 2, 2024Time 12:00 am - 11:59 pmLocation Online, Tag Chiropractors Doctors of Medicine Doctors of Osteopathy Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Students Physical Therapists Physical Therapy Students University Faculty

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