Running Injuries

About the Course:
The purpose of this intermediate-level course for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants is to improve evaluation skills and intervention selection regarding running-related injuries. To achieve this, this course will (1) review the impact of running injuries and contributing factors, (2) discuss the underlying theories that have shaped current and emerging assessment methods and treatments, and (3) detail appropriate tests and protocols for evaluation and treatment of the injured runner. 

Learning Objectives:
  • List common running-related injuries and recognize relevant contributing factors.
  • Summarize common biomechanical and spatiotemporal elements of running gait and how deviations may contribute to injury.
  • Utilize appropriate clinical tests for evaluation of functional limitations and impairments related to running injuries.
  • Utilize gait analysis protocols to assess patients who have or are at risk for running-related injuries.
  • Select appropriate interventions and formulate treatment plans for injured runners using clinical reasoning.

About the Author:
Cristine E. Agresta, MPT, PhD. is an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory. She holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from Youngstown State University and a PhD in neuromotor science from Temple University. She has more than 10 years of experience treating running-related injuries and endurance athletes. Dr. Agresta has worked in several sports performance physical therapy clinics across the United States, including those in Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Denver. She currently performs running and sport assessments for recreational and collegiate athletes at the University of Michigan.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.


Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.