Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and
Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Examination and Treatment of Running Injuries
April 6 – 7, 2013
Proceeds from this course will be donated to the Foundation for Physical Therapy as part of the Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge
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Successful treatment of running injuries has remained somewhat elusive to orthopedic and sports medicine clinicians. Through a greater understanding of the associated mechanics, advances in prevention and rehabilitation strategies can be made that will reduce the incidence rate of these common injuries. This advanced 2-day course will provide a thorough review of the most recent scientific findings related to the examination, diagnosis and treatment of running injuries. Discussion will focus on the current literature pertaining to running mechanics and injury, and the clinical decision making needed to achieve superior outcomes. The use of video analysis as part of the running gait examination will be emphasized, and novel strategies to modify running mechanics will be presented as part of a comprehensive approach to treatment. Multiple case studies will be integrated to illustrate concepts and promote idea application. The overall objective is to provide each participant with an understanding of the current knowledge pertaining to the management of runningrelated injuries, with techniques that can be immediately applied in clinical practice.
- Identify biomechanical and training-related risk factors for running injuries using current evidence.
- Describe the factors that influence running form and performance.
- Consider mechanical factors beyond running impacts and excessive foot pronation that may contribute to running injuries.
- Organize and perform an efficient yet thorough physical examination of an injured runner.
- Determine the appropriate equipment to conduct a video running analysis and identify factors that can influence its accuracy.
- Perform a systematic and comprehensive video analysis of an individual running.
- Understand how to integrate findings from the physical examination and video analysis to determine appropriate injury management.
- Select specific rehabilitation exercises to target impairments of common running-related injuries, such as patellofemoral pain and iliotibial band syndrome.
- Identify effective strategies to modify the running form and determine when it is appropriate to do so as part of the rehabilitation plan.
- Differentiate the biomechanical characteristics of running with and without shoes and the implications for performance and injury risk.
- Understand footwear options available to runners and factors to be considered in the selection process.
- Identify risk factors associated with hamstring strain injury and common residual deficits following injury.
- Determine the key aspects for an effective rehabilitation program following an acute hamstring strain injury.
Continuing Education Units
CEUs approved for NY, WV and PA
Direct Access CEUs : 2
General Access CEUs: 9.5
Course Level: Intermediate
Day 1 – Saturday
|7:30 am||COURSE REGISTRATION|
|8:00||Introduction / Overview|
|8:15||Running Mechanics and Injury Etiology 1|
|10:00||Running Mechanics and Injury Etiology 2|
|11:00||Physical Exam of Injured Runner (Lab)|
|1:00||Principles of Video Gait Analysis of Runners|
|2:15||Video Analysis of the Running Gait (Lab)|
|3:30||Gait Retraining for Injured Runners (Lab)|
|4:45||Review and Questions|
Day 2 – Sunday
|8:00 am||Exercise Treatment Strategies|
|9:00||Video Analysis of the Running Gait 2 (Lab)|
|10:15||Footwear Options for Runners|
|11:00||Hamstring Strain Injuries: Mechanics and Recovery|
|12:00 pm||Summary and Questions|
About the Speaker
Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his physical therapy training at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and his doctorate in biomechanics from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Heiderscheit is CoDirector of the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of WisconsinMadison and Director of the Runners’ Clinic through the University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center. He also is the Director of Sports Performance Research for UW Athletics. His research is aimed at understanding and enhancing movement coordination as it relates to injury and aging, with recent projects focused on the mechanisms of hamstring strain injuries and running-related injuries. Support for his research includes the National Institutes of Health and NFL Medical Charities. Dr. Heiderscheit is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, serving as Chair of the Running special interest group.