Therapy Diagnosis & Management of Common Running Injuries


About the Course 
Evaluating and treating running injuries can pose a challenge for therapists. Running is a highly repetitive activity, and even minor biomechanical differences and musculoskeletal imbalances can be relevant. This course will look at analysis of running mechanics and outline important biomechanical considerations when evaluating and diagnosing runners. In addition, common running injuries will be outlined including symptoms, examination, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

Learning Outcomes  
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:  

  • Outline the components for analyzing running mechanics.
  • List the relevant lower extremity biomechanical diagnoses that are included in evaluation and assessment of runners.
  • Describe the most common lower extremity running injuries and how to evaluate, differentiate and manage them.

About the Author 
Lorie Schleck, PT, DPT, MA, Board Certified Clinical Specialist, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Evidence in Motion Institutes of Health Professions. She has authored and taught dozens of continuing education courses focused on sports medicine, orthopedic, and geriatric topics as well as instructing classes for DPT and PTA students. While at the Institute for Athletic Medicine, she developed The Running Program, a specialty rehab program for treating running injuries. She currently works in clinical and operational quality in St. Paul, MN.

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships 
The planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

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

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

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