Day 1: Movement Screening and Running Re-training
Day 2: Running Re-training and Conditioning Strategies
This highly practical course provides a unique opportunity to integrate an evidence based approach to injury prevention and performance enhancement in the management of running injuries. There will be a particular focus on functional screening and movement analysis to guide exercise prescription and progression. Various training models and exercise regimes (Single leg training, Posterior Chain Strength, Hip Stabilisation, Dynamic Core Strength training) will be explored.
There will be a practical demonstration of running analysis to identify inefficient running patterns and develop interpretation skills and correct basic running technique if indicated. Particular emphasis will be placed on analysing running biomechanics using Video Analysis and then correcting movement dysfunction through movement re-education and movement re-patterning, utilising a variety of tools. The evidence behind and practical application of running retraining and adjunctive interventions are also explored.
- Develop practical skills for functional assessment and movement analysis in runners for risk stratification and to guide exercise progression.
- Explore important strength training principles and safe exercise prescription of advanced exercises and integrate evidence based injury prevention tools as part of lower limb rehabilitation in runners. Practical application of conditioning strategies (Plyometrics, dynamic mobility, running drills) and progression in runners.
- Learn to analyse running gait (treadmill-based) using video analysis and identify kinematic and kinetic variables, associated with injury.
- Develop practical skills and clinical reasoning processes to apply running re-training interventions in the context of injury prevention and special focus on step rate (cadence) manipulation, mirror re-training, auditory cues and mobility drills to improve running economy.
This course is limited to a maximum of 25 participants – book early to secure your place.
The course has been designed for physiotherapists, osteopaths, sports therapists, running coaches, personal trainers and other health care professionals who are involved in the management of running injuries.
Day 1 – Movement Screening & Strength Training for Runners
Registration (8.45 to 9.00)
(There will be short breaks in the morning and afternoon)
AM (09.00 to 12.25)
- Overview of Running Injuries and Update on Current Research
- Functional Screening and Movement Analysis
- Practical - Runners Readiness Scale
- Practical - Movement Screening ( Core Tests)
- Practical - Dynamic Differentiation Tests
- Principles of Strength Training (Theory and Exercise Prescription)
Lunch (12.25 to 1)
PM (1 to 5pm)
- Evidence based Injury Prevention for Runners
- Practical Strength, Hip Stabilisation, Dynamic Core Strength Exercises
- Corrective Exercises – Movement Patterning
- Functional Strength Training for Runners
- Hip Stabilisation Exercises
- Dynamic Core Strength Training
- Subjective Special Qs
- Case Study
- Q& A
Day 2 Running Re-training and Conditioning Strategies
Registration (8.45 to 9.00) (There will be short breaks in the morning and afternoon)
AM (09.00 to 12.25)
- Overuse Injuries in Runners
- Conditioning Strategies for Injury Prevention & Performance
- High Velocity Training
- Plyometrics for Speed and Running Efficiency
- Medicine Ball Training
- Dynamic Mobility Drills for Runners
- Practical Considerations
- Dynamic Warm-up
- Integrating S&C with Running
- Reducing injury risk during conditioning training
Lunch (12.25 to 1) PM (1 to 5pm)
- Biomechanics and Evidence Based Running Re-education
- Practical Application of Running re-training
- Step-rate (Cadence) Manipulation
- Auditory Cues
- Mirror Re-training
- Running Drills
- Clinical Reasoning in Running re-training
- Case Study
- Q& A
Benoy Mathew (MSc MAACP MCSP HPC)
Ben qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998 and has worked extensively in hospital, private practice and sporting settings within Asia, Middle East and the UK. Having specialised in musculoskeletal care, he works as an MSK Extended Scope Practitioner in the NHS and also in private practice.
He has developed special interest in treating complex lower limb pathologies, running injuries and chronic hip and groin patients. Majority of his private caseload is made up of recreational runners and overuse lower limb injuries. He is also involved in training and designing screening programmes for various client groups in private practice.
Ben has completed his masters in advanced physiotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire in 2014 and was the national winner for the highest scoring candidate of the society of orthopaedic medicine registration examination and was the recipient of Saunders prize for 2011.
Clinically, he deals with complex patients referred by GPs and for a second opinion on failed patients by other therapists. Ben loves a challenge, and enjoys treating hip and groin patients and overuse running injuries. He is passionate about application of research in clinical practice and is involved in regular teaching nationwide on multiple lower limb courses.
Glen Robbins (MSc MMACP MCSP HPC)
Prior to training as a Physiotherapist Glen worked in the fitness industry as a trainer for gyms and sports teams. He qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Keele in 2005. He spent his first 2 years working for a busy MSK private clinic in Iceland, before returning to the NHS and completing his MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire.
Since then he has worked primarily in private clinics and sports injury clinics in and around the London area and opened his own clinic, Hemel Physio, based in Hertfordshire in 2013. At his Clinic he has treated Olympic level athletes and professional sportsmen but he also still maintains an NHS caseload 1 day per week. A large percentage of his private caseload is made up of recreational and club level endurance runners, particularly marathon runners.
Glen's main passions are manual therapy, functional movement screening, injury prevention and exercise prescription. He has mentored and trained many therapists in manual therapy and is involved in the creation and development of strengthphysio.com, an online CPD training portal for physiotherapists, personal trainers and health professionals.
Glen has a particular interest in the lower limb and started teaching on evidence based injury prevention in runners, integrating strength and conditioning with the rehab of runners and Assessment and treatment of the Hip in 2012.