Are you a sports, massage therapist or physiotherapy student looking to further your knowledge and ability to perform running assessments & analysis? Would you like to improve your skills and technique in this area?? If yes, then this is the course for you.
Injuries related to or caused by running are regularly seen in clinic by sports, massage and physiotherapists. This is because there are many risk factors involved in running. The most common risk factors include:
Running on hard surfaces such as tarmac or concrete
A history of previous injuries
A rapid increase in training intensity
Poor hip, knee and foot biomechanics
With so many risk factors involved, there is also a range of different injuries that can occur due to the poor, dysfunctional or ineffective running style. The most common injuries seen by therapists include:
Tendonitis- or more specifically, patella tendonitis
Patella femoral pain syndrome
With the help of therapists completing an effective running assessment and analysis, the risk of injury decreases. A decreased risk of injury is achieved as the therapist is able to provide an intervention programme based on the results of the assessment that helps improve the running technique.
As the popularity of running as a sport has increased over the years, so has running assessments and analysis. A running assessment and analysis will involve an assessment of the gait to provide information on the overall running kinematics, stride length, step rates and width and the foot strike transition. A successful assessment and analysis by a therapist will enable them to identify risk factors that could cause injury, analyse joint kinematics and recognise areas of poor strength and motor control.
Physio.co.uk are running a training workshop based on the theory and practical skills involved when performing an effective running assessment and analysis. The day will start off with an in-depth presentation on the theory and background of running assessments and analysis as well as what is involved and how it works. This will be followed by a practical element where you will be able to test your skills when performing the assessment and analysis, with the help of our highly experienced therapists.
By the end of this workshop, you will have developed your technical observational and assessment skills that are essential skills needed to identify running abnormalities.
The Running Assessment and Analysis for therapists workshop will be held on 25 November 2017 at our St john Street clinic . It will start at 10.00 and finish at 15.00. Lunch will be provided.