Physiotherapy Course Summary:
Do you want to reduce the injury risk of your runners? Do you want to improve their performance following rehabilitation?
Participation in running is at an all time high. Running however, is a high-risk activity with an injury rate, ranging from 50 – 85 % during any 12 month period. Integrating Strength training in the rehabilitation of runners can REDUCE injury risk and IMPROVE performance.
This highly practical course will give you the skills and knowledge to integrate movement screening and strength training tools in the rehabilitation of injured runners. This course provides a unique opportunity to integrate an evidence based approach to injury prevention and performance enhancement in the management of running injuries.
You will explore common biomechanical deficits found in injured runners, using validated movement screening tools and be provided with an overview of utilising strength training for prevention of overuse injuries in runners.
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 with a special emphasis on practical application and current research trends in the prevention of overuse injuries.
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.
1. Understand common biomechanical and movement pattern dysfunction of injured runners
2. Develop practical skills for functional assessment and movement analysis in runners for risk stratification and to guide exercise progression.
3. 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
4. Develop practical skills and clinical reasoning processes to apply strength training methods in the late stage rehab of runners with practical case studies
Note: Each activity will consist of theoretical and practical components. Please bring shorts to the course for the practical sessions. Pre-reading articles will be sent before the course.
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Outpatient Physiotherapy Dept. (Ground Floor)
369 Fulham Road
London SW10 9NH
ABOUT THE TUTORS:
Benoy Mathew (MSc MAACP MCSP HPC) 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.
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. Since then he has worked primarily in private clinics and sports injury clinics in London.