This intermediate course prepares the clinician to effectively manage and treat runners of all performance levels, from the novice to the professional athlete.
Instructor Keith Christianssen incorporates his expertise into a comprehensive and systematic approach to identify and treat dysfunctions that can lead to a faulty running gait. Keith demonstrates each component of the comprehensive examination, which includes postural analysis, joint mobility, range of motion, manual muscle testing and tissue extensibility.
Review of the findings from the initial part of the examination is thoroughly discussed to provide the clinician with the information needed to progress to the next stage of the examination, which is assessing running gait and functional movement. In this stage of the examination, the clinician observes how to test a runner on the treadmill and learns how to identify the key biomechanical motions and dysfunctions that may impact the efficiency of the runner’s gait.
Throughout the assessment, Keith correlates the findings and deficits to what is needed to minimize injuries and improve the efficiency of the runner’s gait. The quality, clarity and angles of filming make it seem as though you are with the runner observing them in the clinic!
A final summary of the examination results, which combines the biomechanical exam along with treadmill and functional testing, is thoroughly discussed and serves to develop a comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation program for the runner.
The treatments discussed include modified stretching techniques, fascial mobilization, specific exercises and drills developed for runners, balance activities, cadence training with a metronome, drills to reduce vertical motion and activities to promote an efficient, individualized runner’s gait pattern. In addition, you will be taught how to incorporate activities to increase speed by working on the pull and fall phase, as well as overall running mechanics.
Throughout specific portions of this class, you are provided with information on preferred running styles, including the philosophy behind barefoot running compared to shoe running. In addition, insight is provided on optimal cadence and foot strike position to promote better mechanics and overall improved efficiency with less injuries.
This course provides you with a thorough and systematic approach for successful results and is a must if you treat or plan to treat runners.
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Keith Christianssen, PT, ATC, MTC attended San Diego State University, where he majored in Athletic Training and earned an Athletic Training Certification. Keith went on to obtain his degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, and a Certification in Manual Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Florida. He is also a certified coach through USA Track and Field, is level II tactical certified in TRX training, and is working on a tactical strength and conditioning certification. For the past 20 years, Keith has taught nationally and internationally on the topics of joint mobilization, athletic training skills, biomechanics of the lower extremity, running, and orthotics fabrication.