Restoring load capacity in the injured runner

Instructor: Richard Willy, PT, PhD

Location : AUSTIN, Texas

Dates : Sept 7th / 8th, 2019

PC : @gorhyyan

PC : @gorhyyan

COST : $595 (early bird sale) - Includes Handouts, 2 day course, Full catered breakfast / LUNCH, & Networking happy hour


Level of instruction : Beginner

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Course Description : This course is a two-day (16 hour) course that emphasizes putting the latest evidence into practice. The course is led by Richard Willy, PT, PhD, a recognized expert in running-related injuries. Attendees will leave with practical skills that will enable them to fully evaluate the injured runner and design a comprehensive training approach to maximize patient outcomes. This course emphasizes a theoretical framework for restoration of load capacity in the injured runner through optimal tissue loading. Attendees will learn how to perform a running gait analysis using techniques that readily translate to various clinical settings. Attendees will also develop a clinical decision making process to determine when and if gait retraining is indicated, including how to use simple wearable devices to assist with optimizing patient outcomes. There will be an emphasis on hands-on, laboratory experiences to put into practice the didactic components of this course so that attendees can immediately put into practice newly learned skills.

Objectives : Recognize runners who are most at risk for running injuries and when to intervene with appropriate prevention programs.

  1. Describe the “envelope of function” and how it can help guide clinical decision making and training programs.

  2. Conduct a valid and repeatable clinical gait evaluation. Evidence-based best practices will be emphasized.

  3. State the characteristics of “normal” running mechanics

  4. Contrast heel strike running with forefoot running: Does evidence support one over the other?

  5. Describe a simple and clinically relevant classification system for gait mechanics that may contribute to injury.

  6. Recognize psychosocial and training factors that contribute to the etiology of running injuries: Is biomechanics important?

  7. Explain why therapeutic exercise is key to enhancing load tolerance but is insufficient to alter abnormal movement patterns.

  8. State the rationale and evidence supporting gait retraining. When is it appropriate?

  9. Utilize appropriate verbal, visual, and tactile cues and feedback schedules to prompt  corrections for many common gait issues in runners

  10. Based on identified impairments, develop a treatment program for runners with common running injuries including patellofemoral pain, iliotibial band pain, lower leg and foot stress fractures, femoral acetabular impingement, and tendinopathies.

Course Schedule :

Day 1 :

8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast / Registration

9:00 - 10:45 - Introduction / Epidemiology : Which runners are most likely to get injured? / Envelope of function : preparing the runner for high training loads

10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 11:45 - How to conduct a clinical gait analysis, basic running biomechanics & terminology

11:45 - 12:45 - Qualitative gait analysis : Relating injury to mechanics

12:45 - 1:45 - Catered Lunch ( included)

1:45 - 2:45 - Practice case studies : breakout session

PC : @andrewtangglao

PC : @andrewtangglao

2:45 - 3:45 - Video Analysis Laboratory

3:45 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 4:45 Running Shoes

4:45 - 5:00 Discussion and Day one wrap up

5:30 - 7:00 Networking Happy Hour ( included)

Day 2 :

8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast ( included)

9:00 - 11:30 - Principles of resistance training : Applications to lower limb tendinopathies and patellofemoral pain

11:30 - 12:45 - Therapeutic Exercise laboratory

12:45 - 1:45 Catered lunch (included)

1:45 - 2:30 - Return to running & gait retraining

2:30 - 3:15 - Gait retraining laboratory

3:15 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 4:45 - Live case study : group evaluation of an injured runner

4:45 - 5:00 Discussion

About the instructor : Dr. Richard Willy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy, University of Montana (Missoula, MT, USA).  He received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware and his master of physical therapy from Ohio University. In addition to his research, Dr. Willy has been a clinician for 18 years specializing in the treatment of the injured runner. His research aims to develop clinically effective treatments for patellofemoral pain syndrome, Achilles tendon injuries and tibial stress fractures. Besides publishing in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Willy is a national and international presenter on his research and clinical expertise on how to evaluate and treat the injured runner. Dr. Willy and his research have been featured in Runner’s World multiple times.


Cancellation policy -

If a course does not fill accordingly we reserve the right to cancel the course. In the event an instructor cancels and/or is unable to come for a course. JetSet Rehab Education LLC will attempt to notify all course participants of changes in the curriculum or course. In the event of any such course cancellation, the course of the cost (location of instruction, Handout fees, course instructor costs) will be refunded to participants. However, we always invite our clients to "Stay after Class" and as such, your JetSet Hotel and Package experiences will still be provided to you at their allotted cost. For any course. all fees are non -refundable 1 month prior to the course.



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