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Healthy Running covers advanced running form, strength training, range of motion, aerobic development, motor skill development, injury assessment and treatment, and running shoe prescription. Content is evidence based with numerous case scenarios and hands-on analysis to apply concepts learned.

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Medical Closed

Medical Professionals

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Coaches & Trainers Closed

Coaches and Trainers

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Runners Closed

Runners

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Students, DoD discount

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One-day Closed

Saturday only

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Course Information

COURSE TIMES: Friday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (check-in at 2:30PM), Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am - noon

CHAIRMAN: Jay Dicharry

DIRECTOR: Ian Adamson

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ATTIRE: Running apparel and shoes.

Program Details

Healthy Running for medical and fitness professionals focuses on the energetics of running, injury evaluation and treatment. Content is evidence based with numerous case scenarios and hands-on analysis to apply concepts learned.

Saturday sessions include the anthropologic basis of running, aerobic development, recovery principles and practice, overtraining syndrome, coordination and peaking, nutrition for health and performance, warm up and cool down.

The role of footwear on runners is examined, including the evolution of running shoes, design, technology and the relationship to injury.

The afternoon workshop addresses strength training, range of motion/mobility, and motor function.

Day two examines the injured runner, the triad of running injuries, tissue specificity, anatomy, biomechanics and clinical evaluation of mobility and strength.

The afternoon workshop assesses running from a clinical perspective, prescription of strength, mobility, and gait cues based on specific findings. Stability, core work, mobility and stretching principles area addressed.

The course ends with medical issues for runners, including heat illness, physiology, and treatment. 

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, sports medicine physicians, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, and other professionals interested in maintaining and promoting the health of runners.

Learning Objectives

After this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the pathophysiological process behind running injuries and the new treatment concepts relating to these pathologies.
  • Improve clinical efficiency through a better knowledge of objective diagnostic assessments and their place in the clinical exam of an injured runner.
  • Discuss the new theories behind tissue stress, adaptation and preventive stress. 
  • Recognize the relationship between running biomechanics and the risk of injuries.
  • Build a program to help an injured runner return to running using the theoretical principles relating to different energy systems, cross-training and warm-up.
  • Discuss the science behind running shoe technology, plantar orthoses, flexibility and strengthening in the prevention and treatment of running injuries.
  • Discuss the science and practical application of aerobic development, speed training, and periodization.
  • Describe the principles and be able to teach efficient running form including supplemental drills.
  • Evaluate a patient for movement dysfunction during a clinical visit and provide simple corrective measures.
  • Discuss Clinical Injury assessment and exam and specific corrective exercises.
  • Describe practical gait analysis, cues, and corrections.
  • Discuss Nutrition for health and performance.
  • Prescribe footwear to complement the patient’s current movement pattern and how to safely transition them to more functional footwear.

Continuing Education Credit

The WVU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The two day Healthy Running course provides 15 hours Cat 1 AMA CME. 

This course is also approved to provide:

  • 1.5 NSCA CEUs (CSCS and CPT)
  • 1.5 ACE CECs
  • 15 NATA (BOC) Category A CEUs
  • 15 ACSM CECs
  • 10 USAT CEUs
  • 1.5 NASM CEUs

Attendees will be provided a certificate of completion listing credit hours on request.

Confirmation & Cancellation

Upon receipt of registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation.

Registration fees will be refunded (less a $50 administrative fee) for cancellations received a minimum of 14 days prior to the activity date. No refunds will be granted for registration fees of less than $50 or for cancellations made within 13 days of the activity.

The Healthy Running reserves the right to cancel courses if necessary. In this case, reimbursement of registration fees will not assess the $50 administrative fee. All other expenses incurred associated with this course activity are the sole responsibility of the participant.

Host and Venue

Rausch Physical Therapy and Sports Performance

28202 Cabot Rd
Laguna Niguel CA 92677

Presented By

Event Schedule

  • November 6 2:30 PM PST - Registration

  • November 6 3:00 PM PST - Course Overview

  • November 6 3:30 PM PST - Why We Run: Psychology and Anthropology

  • November 6 4:00 PM PST - Aerobic Development

  • November 6 4:30 PM PST - The role of intensity, coordination and peaking

  • November 6 5:30 PM PST - Aging, Recovery, Overtraining syndrome

  • November 6 6:00 PM PST - Medical issues - cardiac, heat, hydration

  • November 6 6:30 PM PST - Footwear evolution, design and technology

  • November 6 7:00 PM PST - End of Day One

  • November 7 8:00 AM PST - Posture, stability and mobility

  • November 7 9:00 AM PST - Movement patterns for efficiency and injury

  • November 7 10:00 AM PST - Form drills for motor skill re-enforcement

  • November 7 11:00 AM PST - Nutrition for health and performance

  • November 7 12:00 PM PST - Lunch

  • November 7 1:00 PM PST - Biomechanics

  • November 7 2:00 PM PST - Clinical measures and gait

  • November 7 3:00 PM PST - Clinical mobility and Stability assessment

  • November 7 4:00 PM PST - Strength and power from distance to sprint

  • November 7 5:00 PM PST - End Day 2

  • November 8 8:00 AM PST - Clinical gait assessment

  • November 8 9:00 AM PST - Clinical Running analysis lab

  • November 8 10:00 AM PST - Exercise prescription lab

  • November 8 11:00 AM PST - Q and A

  • November 28 12:00 PM PST - END PROGRAM Evaluations

Contact Information

Event Location

28202 Cabot Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, United States

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