Participants who register for this course have the option to attend the course live and/or watch the recorded sessions later. The recording will be available to all registrants for a 2-week period after the course/each session. This allows participants who may not be able to attend the live sessions to still benefit from the course content.
To facilitate attendance tracking, please indicate on your registration form if you won't be attending live.
An athlete’s success is so much more than their body or their sport. The purpose of this course is to provide practitioners with the tools, knowledge, clarity and confidence to grasp the complexities and depth of what runners need to perform and be well within and outside of their sport.
This course will introduce current scientific evidence, gait analysis and retraining, management for overuse injuries, basic knowledge concerning shoes and orthotics as well as understanding the differences between male and female runners. We will discuss female specific concerns such as training with your menstrual cycle and running during pregnancy and postpartum. This course will prepare you for treating all adult runners. You will be introduced to running specific exercises and running drills that you can immediately implement in clinic.
This comprehensive running medicine course will allow you to see your running athletes through a wider, more holistic lens. Participants will learn the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in caring for these athletes. The course will encourage the participant to investigate the entire kinetic chain rather than simply looking at the knee or ankle that is injured. It will challenge the participants’ clinical reasoning skills and their ability to treat running athletes comprehensively.
Course Objectives - Participants will:
- Be able to perform a basic running gait analysis and be able to translate their findings into a successful gait retraining session with their patients using the evidence-based research and observation skills learned in class.
- Be able to articulate the relationship between breathing, posture and running form, and then implement these concepts into their treatment plans.
- Learn the physiological differences between male/female runners and why it is important to understand these differences.
- Be able to see the runner through a wider lens; how a runner’s daily life impacts their injury and recovery.
- Be able to easily identify signs/symptoms of overtraining.
- Have basic knowledge about running shoes.
- Be comfortable treating the pregnant and postpartum athlete
- Learn cues and tips for running with a stroller successfully.
- Leave with some running drills and exercises to quickly implement in practice
- Learn to communicate with both non-medical and medical practitioners and on behalf of their patients in order to provide well-rounded multi-disciplinary care to their clients.
Audience: Open to all healthcare and wellness professionals.
Date/Time: December 6 & 13, 2023, from 4:00-8:00pm ET (Toronto). Please convert to your local time zone.
Live attendance is not mandatory for this online course. Enjoy a 2-week window to access and review the course recording, which is sent out on the next business day. We understand that life can be busy, which is why we offer you the freedom to access the course recording(s) during the time-limited viewing period.
Kate Mihevc Edwards PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Edwards is a physical therapist, author & educator helping healthcare professionals widen the lens on treating and caring for endurance athletes. Endurance athletes and those who care for them often believe that the definition of success depends on physical performance of their bodies and how well they do at a race.
Through 12 years of successfully treating thousands of frustrated athletes while navigating her own injuries and health struggles, she believes that an athlete’s success is so much more than their body or their sport. That connecting with the whole athlete requires the tools, knowledge, clarity, and confidence to grasp the complexities and depth of what these people need to perform and be well within and outside of their sports.
Dr. Edwards graduated from Emory University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 and received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification in 2011. She is the owner of Precision Performance & Physical Therapy in Atlanta, GA. She is adjunct faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy at Emory University. Additionally, she is the author of Racing Heart: A Runner’s Journey of Love, Loss and Perseverance and co-author of Go Ahead Stop and Pee: Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum. And will be launching a new podcast in early March 2021, “More Than Miles: Widening the Lens on Endurance Athletes.