TTR: Treating the Runner: Biomechanics, Gait Analysis, and Regional Interdependence


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Using emerging evidence, advances in technology, and years of experience, clinicians will be trained in advanced techniques to asses, diagnose, and treat the most common ailments of a running athlete. Using 2-D models, technological advances in pressure mapping, and real-time data on running athletes, clinicians will be immersed in the complex nature of running mechanics, gait analysis, gait cheats, and shoe assessment. Hands on manual skills and evidence-based information will allow clinicians to unlock the secrets of treating running athletes while integrating the regional interdependence model to improve biomechanics, function, and outcomes.

Target Audience: PTs, PTAs, ATs

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructional Methods: Hands-on lab, lecture with Q&A, group discussion, patient cases, evidence review

Course Completion Requirements: must attend entire 2-day course, complete the post-course survey and post-course learner assessment

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16 Hour Course

16 CCUs awarded through ProCert

16 CEUs will be offered for Certified Athletic Trainers



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Course Rationale

This course will provide participants with a relevant review of anatomy, gait, incidence/prevalence, differential diagnoses, evaluation, and treatment of common running injuries. Throughout the course the participants will gain knowledge in evaluation and treatment of running related injuries, which will include manual therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, therapeutic exercise, patient education, and other interventions that are appropriate throughout the phases of rehabilitation. Upon completing this course, participants will have a deeper understanding of running related injuries, regional interdependence, differential diagnosis, common treatments, and how to match manual therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, therapeutic exercise, and patient education, in order to maximize patient function and independence. This deeper understanding will allow the participant to more completely and fully assess and manage patients who are active in running and will benefit from manual therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, therapeutic exercise, patient education, and any other relevant interventions. This course will provide participants with the working knowledge to be able to assess effectiveness of interventions through the use of the test – treat- re-test approach, this will allow participants to develop improved plans of care and exercise progressions for their patients with musculoskeletal complaints.

Course Objectives

  • Develop understanding of the normal and abnormal 2-D kinematics of a runners gait and common faults observed with running athletes.
  • Sufficiently screen for red flags, yellow flags, and other non-musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Demonstrate clinical competency in examination techniques, gait analysis, clinical diagnoses, differential diagnosis, and development of a plan of care for the most common running injuries sustained.
  • Develop clinical ability to create and design a comprehensive rehabilitation program to include corrective and prescriptive exercises for an injured runner using evidence-based methods.
  • Develop ability to apply regional interdependence philosophy in assessing and treating the running athlete in order to develop comprehensive rehabilitation program.
  • Develop test-treat-re-test techniques to be able to accurately asses and treat complex biomechanical and kinematic chain reactions during gait and functional movements.
  • Develop understanding of shoe types and applicability for the runner and foot type.


Saturday Agenda

7:30-8:00         Sign In, Breakfast
8:00-9:00         TTR Introduction and Anatomy
9:00-10:00       Epidemiology/Incidence
10:00-10:15     Break
10:15-11:00     Differential Diagnosis
11:00-12:00     Risk Factors
12:00-1:00       Lunch
1:00-2:00         Subjective Evaluation
2:00-3:00         Orthopedic Examination (Gait)
3:00-3:15         Break
3:15-5:00         Objective Examination (MSK)
5:15-5:30         Round Robin, Q&A, Wrap-Up

Sunday Agenda

7:30-8:00         Sign In, Breakfast
8:00-8:30         Review Day 1
8:30-10:30       Interventions (Exercise)
10:30-10:45     Break
10:45-12:00     Intervention (Gait Specific)
12:00-1:00       Lunch
1:00-2:00         Intervention (Taping)
2:00-3:30         Intervention (Shower, Orthotics)
3:30-3:45         Break
3:45-4:30         Patient Education
4:30-5:00         Patient Case Discussion
5:00-5:30         Round Robin, Q&A, Closing



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