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ATSU Continuing Education

april, 2017

08apr8:00 am5:00 amGait Analysis and Treatment of Running Injuries


Event Details

Sponsored by the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at A.T. Still University  in conjunction with the Physical Therapy Department in the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program has applied for accreditation to the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Course Instructor: Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD

Course Description: 

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 1-day course will provide a thorough review of the most recent scientific findings related to the analysis 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 running-related injuries, with techniques that can be immediately applied in clinical practice.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform a systematic and comprehensive video analysis of an individual
  • Integrate findings from the video analysis to determine appropriate injury
  • Identify effective strategies to modify the running form and when to do
  • Select specific exercises to target impairments of common running-related injuries, and strategies to ensure gains carryover to improve running
  • Understand footwear options available to runners and factors to be considered in the selection

Contact hours: Participants are awarded 8 contact hours at the end of the course.

Cost: $195;  $160 for ATSU Alumni and current Clinical Instructors

ATSU Physical Therapy Department is qualified to provide physical therapist continuing education courses and activities according to the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy (Rule R4-24-402).

CEU courses and other post-professional programs offered at ATSU are not associated with the CAPTE accredited residential Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


(Saturday) 8:00 am - 5:00 am


ATSU - Mesa Campus

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206

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