Date : June 24th, 2016 (Hotel check in June 23rd)
Instructor : Irene Davis PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA, FASB
Target Audience : PT, DC, ATC
CA PT CEUs 0.7 (7.0 Contact hours) // BOC Approved 7.0 Hours. // CA Chiropractic Board approved 7.0 hours.
Instruction Level : Beginner
Cost : Jetsetter Elite (Includes Hotel stay, Happy Hour, Cirque Du Soleil or Club Ticket, or $50 dinner credit) $595. (Current Sale Until 5/24)
Social Setter (Same as Elite, but share room with your friend!) $535 per person.
Jetsetter Basic - Includes course and Happy Hour. $395.
Instructor Biography : Dr. Davis received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, and in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida. She earned her Masters degree in Biomechanics from the University of Virginia, and her PhD in Biomechanics from Pennsylvania State University. She is a Professor Emeritus in Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware where she studied the relationship between lower extremity structure, mechanics and injury in runners for the past 20 yrs. Dr. Davis is the Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School. Her current areas of study include mechanical factors in tibial stress fractures and patellofemoral disorders along with the effect of physical therapy interventions such as gait retraining. She is interested in the mechanics of barefoot running and its effect on injury rates, and is a barefoot runner herself. She has received funding from the Department of Defense, Army Research Office and National Institutes of Health to support her research related to stress fractures. She serves as a consultant for patients with lower extremity problems related to overuse. Dr. Davis has given nearly 300 lectures both nationally and internationally and authored over 100 publications on the topic of lower extremity mechanics during running. She has been active professionally in the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Society of Biomechanics, and International Society of Biomechanics. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Biomechanics, and a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a past President of the American Society of Biomechanics. She has organized and coordinated national research retreats on topics of the foot and ankle, anterior cruciate ligament injuries and patellofemoral pain syndrome. She has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Discovery, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Parade and Time Magazine.
Course Description :
This course will begin with the assessment of the injured runner. We will cover normal abnormal alignment and structure. In addition, normal and abnormal running mechanics will be presented. There will be demonstrations on lower quarter assessment, as well as gait analysis in order to reinforce these principles. We will also cover common running related injuries and review research studies providing evidence for the relationship between structure, mechanics and injury. We will review the development of a clinical hypothesis. As we move on to treatment, we will address barefoot/minimal footwear running. We will also review strengthening and flexibility exercises, We will then discuss gait retraining, followed by a demonstration to reinforce these techniques. The course will end with a series of case studies.
- Gain an understanding of how one’s structure increases their risk for injury.
- Be able to conduct a systematic assessment of lower extremity structure in runners.
- Gain an understanding of the normal sequence of running gait mechanics.
- Gain an understanding of the relationship between abnormal mechanics and common running injuries.
- Be able to describe an accurate running gait analysis using a treadmill and video camera.
- Be able to develop a clinical hypotheses for injured runners upon which to base an intervention approach.
- Gain an understanding of the benefits of barefoot/minimal footwear running.
- Be able to prescribe a transitioning program for runners beginning barefoot/minimal footwear running.
- Be able to prescribe a therapeutic exercise program for the injured runner.
- Be able to describe a gait retraining program for an injured runner.
8:15 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast (Provided)
8:30 – 8:45 Introduction
8:45 – 9:30 Normal and Abnormal Structure
9:30 – 10:15 Normal Running Mechanics
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:15 Abnormal Running Mechanics
11:15 -12:00 Relationship between Abnormal Mechanics and Injury
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Provided)
1:00 – 1:30 Development of the Clinical Hypothesis
1:30 – 3:00 Barefoot/Minimal Footwear Running
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 3:45 Exercises for the Injured Runner
3:45 – 4:30 Gait Retraining
4:30 – 5:00 Total Approach
5:00 - 6:30 Networking (Happy Hour) with Class and Dr Davis.