Treating a Runner: Running mechanics, common injuries, treatment and training

When & Where
22 October 2011 (Saturday)
Quorum Centre, Pasig City

A one-day seminar designed to address the increasing need for knowledgeable clinicians in the treatment and preventions of injuries to the growing number of running enthusiasts.

Participants will learn:
1. Body mechanics of running vs. walking
2. Gait pattern with footwear analysis, gait analysis, video analysis
3. Energy systems involved in running
4. Common injuries sustained by runners and causes
5. Treatment approaches for common running injuries
6. Training runners to correct cause of injuries

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to access the running gait cycle, assess and recommend appropriate running shoes, and prescribe corrective exercises to treat current injury and prevent future injuries. Participants will also be able to apply their knowledge of energy systems in training approaches depending on training goals.

Course Outline
7:00 – 8:00 Registration
8:00 – 10:00 Biomechanics and Kinematics
· Walking
· Running
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Footwear analysis, gait analysis, running video analysis
· Discussion of popular running styles
· Barefoot vs. Shod feet
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 1:30 Review of muscle contraction
Energy Systems involved in running
· Anaerobic Energy System
· Aerobic Energy System
· Lactic acid production
1:30 – 3:00 Top Common Injuries
· Common Injuries
· Rehab intervention
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:30 Specific exercises to improve running
4:30 – 5:00 Q and A
5:30 – 7:00 Free running bootcamp at end of seminar for those who want to participate

*Registered participants are requested to come in exercise attire to participate in exercise
and taping demonstrations.

Total Hours and CPE Units
8 hours, excluding running bootcamp. This seminar is to be reviewed for CPE units by the Continuing Professional Education Council, Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

Katheryn “Karen” Gonzalez, PT is a physical therapist and a USATF Level 1 Certified Track and Field Coach. A PT consultant and volunteer coach for the Blazin’ Ravenz Track and Field Team of Clearwater (FL), she recently started the VO2Max Running Club, which is designed to inspire beginner runners on smart training techniques to enhance performance and prevent injury. Karen is also owner and President of Therapeutic Interventions of West Florida, Inc., a rehab company in Pinellas County, Florida. She is an alumna of the College of Allied Medical Professions, UP Manila.

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Source: PPTA

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