The Injured Runner: Injury Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment Options

This course is limited to 20 participants

Audience: PT, PTA, ATC
Course Level:Beginner to Intermediate
Date: January 15, 2014
Check in time: 5:30-6 pm
Course time: 6-9 pm
Location: Fairview Southdale Hospital. International Rooms A and B
6401 France Ave. S. Edina, MN 55435

Course Fee: $75.00

Contact Hours: 2.75

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David Enneking, DPT, ATC completed his undergraduate degree at Minnesota State University, Mankato with a double major in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. Following undergraduate, he worked for 2 years as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at St. John’s University and 1 year as Head Athletic Trainer at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. David attended the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at St. Catherine University from 2003-06. During that time, he also worked as a casual staff athletic trainer for the Institute for Athletic Medicine (IAM). He took a physical therapy position with the IAM-Highland Park clinic in June 2006. David became a member of the IAM Running Program in 2008. The Running Program is a group of physical therapists within IAM that have a special interest in treating running related injuries. David accepted the position of Running Program Coordinator in 2011. In addition to his IAM Running Program activities, David has also been active in the running community including multiple speaking engagements. He has presented to LifeTime Fitness running groups including the Boston Marathon training group. He has also presented at the Twins Cities Marathon Health and Fitness Expo for the past 4 consecutive years.

Course Description
This evening lecture and hands-on laboratory course will provide the clinician with information on running injury prevention, assessment, and treatment options. The course will address common running injuries such as IT band syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome, Achilles tendonitis/tendinosis, heel pain, and stress fractures. Biomechanical assessment of gait and running mechanics will be covered during the course which will include the utilization of video analysis. Hands-on laboratory sessions will focus on performing biomechanical assessments and special tests specific to runners and practice treatment interventions. The overall course objective is to provide course participants with a better understanding of running injury prevention, running biomechanics, and treatment options to help improve outcomes with the injured runner.

Course Objectives
At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Have improved understanding of running biomechanics and applicable anatomy and physiology
  • Be able to identify intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for common running related injuries
  • Be able to perform a basic 2-dimensional assessment of running biomechanics
  • Be able to identify and apply treatment approaches for common running related injuries based on the interaction between risk factors and biomechanical assessment

5:30-6:00 pm                   Check in time
6:00-7:00 pm                   Biomechanics and Anatomy/Physiology
                                           Risk factors
7:00-7:15 pm                   BREAK
7:15-8:00 pm                   Assessment of running Biomechanics
8:00-9 pm                        Treatment Approaches

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