Runner Rehab: Gait, Training Variables, and Treatment Strategies

This is a Non CE Course
with a duration of 1 Hour

Change to CE Course

Course Enrollment

 Included in WebExercises Annual Subscription

Add to Cart

Unlock 50+ hours of continuing education for one low price

Learn More and view our Available Courses

Lesson Plan

With greater than half of all runners getting injured each year, a runner is sure to end up on your table sometime soon. Running injuries are historically challenging due to their repetitive nature, the complexities of human location, and growing trends in high volume training. This webinar will update your understanding of common running injuries and discuss treatment strategies using the most recent literature. We will go over treatment strategies and specific exercise progressions for those conditions as well as how and when to change variables like shoes choice, cadence, mileage, and gait mechanics. We will also go into running shoe features and how to make basic shoe recommendations. Whether you are a health care provider, coach, or trainer you’ll pick up information to help your runners stay on the road.

Learning Objectives:

  • Address common myths or assumptions in treating runners using recently published evidence
  • Briefly review running gait mechanics and outline where problems can occur
  • Discuss how and when to modify variables like training volume, footwear, foot strike, running cadence, and gait mechanics
  • Discuss shoe anatomy, types of running shoes, their features, and the Minimalist Index
  • Prioritize treatment strategies and demonstrate exercise progressions for specific conditions including: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Patellar Tendonitis, ITB syndrome, Tendinopathy of Achilies/Patella, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Discuss the role of compression in tendinopathies

Please contact if you have questions regarding courses, subscriptions or Continuing Education Approval.

Disclosure: No relevant information to disclose
Course Access: 1 year for on demand. For subscription customers – access as long as you have the subscription account.
Course is available in your account, no download required. Course can be stopped and resumed.
Content disclosure: This course does not focus on any product or service.
Materials / prerequisite needed: No prerequisite or materials needed.
Refund/cancellation policies: All online course purchases are final, no refunds will be given. Contact us if any problems, questions.

Outline, Why talk about running injuries? – 5 min
Reconsider: Running form, gait, injuries, knees, shoes – 2 min
Gait analysis – 22 min
Training variables, Cadence, shoes – 9 min
Foot ware and foot strike – 7 min
Impact Absorbing/vertical loading rate – 4 min
Treatment Strategies – 5 min
Patellofemoral Syndrome – 3 min
Patellar Tendinopathy – 6 min
IT Band Syndrome – 4 min

Continuing Education regulations may change. Please verify requirements with your licensure board for license renewal.

Athletic Trainers: WebExercises is an approved provider for the BOC, provider P10199. This course is approved in all states for Athletic Trainers. WebExercises is approved in Florida and Arizona and attendance will be filed with CE Broker.
Topic: Intermediate

Physical Therapy Approval for this course:
This course has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy. The course abides by regulatory guidelines for continuing education or is approved by virtue of approval by the Arkansas Physical Therapy board.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (Category 2) Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire,  North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Doctor of Chiropractic course approval:
(see approval information below) *The licensed Doctor of Chiropractic shall be responsible for verifying the board requirements for license renewal.
Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia (board approved), Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (board approved), Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

Approval Information:
WebExercises is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE approved providers are accepted by the following Chiropractic State Boards:  Alaska, Connecticut, DC,  Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.
Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi and Wisconsin are PACE approved but currently do not allow online Continuing Education.
The following State Boards accept PACE approved providers, but additionally request submission to the State Board:
Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas (plus CCE accredited Chiropractic College).

CCE accredited Chiropractic College:
WebExercises is sponsored by a CCE accredited Chiropractic College, Cleveland University-Kansas City. This course meets the appropriate standards for continuing education and qualifies for 1 CEUs (hour) in the following states:
Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan.

Webinar Recording

Course Instructor

Patrick Engracia, DC Patrick Engracia, DC

Dr. Patrick Engracia is a clinician for Helix Sport and Spine in Washington State with a strong passion for rehab education. Dr Patrick takes an eclectic approach to rehab with strong influences coming from Stu McGil, Grey Cook, DNS, TPI, Liebenson, Janda, and strength and conditioning. Dr. Engracia is certified provider by The Running Clinic, an organization that organizes running related research for health professionals. Dr. Engracia has instructed a number of rehab courses for the Maryland Chiropractic Association, Florida Chiropractic Association,, Kaizenovate, and Performance Health as well as serving as a consultant for Performance Health's Rehab Certification. Dr Patrick also launches Rehab360 this November, which is a rehab education and employee training platform.

Runner Rehab: Gait, Training Variables, and Treatment Strategies