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Restoring Load Capacity in the Injured Runner with Rich Willy, PT, PhD

  • The Lab 121 Gray Ave Suite 100 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Unite States (map)

Restoring Load Capacity in the Injured Runner

This is a two-day course that emphasizes putting the latest evidence into practice. Through a mix of didactic and laboratory sessions attendees will leave with practical skills that will enable them to fully evaluate the injured runner and design a comprehensive training approach to maximize outcomes.

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9:00 Introduction - Explore epidemiology & learn which runners are most likely to get injured. Introduce the idea of envelope of function & preparing the runner for high training loads

11:00 Conducting a Clinical Gait Analysis - Analyze gait, learn basic biomechanics & terminology

11:45 Qualitative Gait Analysis - Relating injury to mechanics

12:45 Lunch

1:45 Practice Case Studies - Breakout session

2:45 Video Analysis Laboratory

4:00 Running Shoes - What does the evidence say?

4:45 Discussion and Day 1 Wrap Up


9:00 Principals of Resistance Training - Apply principles of resistance training to address lower limb injuries including tendinopathies and patellofemoral pain

11:30 Therapeutic Exercise Lab

12:45 Lunch

1:45 Return to Running and Gait Retraining

3:30 Live Case Study - Group evaluation of an injured runner discussion and final wrap up

About the presenter

A rather long list of his published works can be seen here: