May 22, 2013

Running Analysis & Rehabilitation

Cleveland Clinic - Twinsburg, OH

by: Darrell Allen, PT, MS, SCS, CSCS



Wednesday May 22, 2013

  • 6PM Dinner and Networking
  • 6:30-8:30PM CEU program (2 CEUs pending)




Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand current literature and evidence related to running mechanics and gait re-training with emphasis on their impact on running related injuries.
  2. Understand the effect of foot strike pattern on lower extremity biomechanics of running and potential relationship to running related injuries.
  3. Understand how to use video to effectively analyze running mechanics.
  4. Understand effective gait re-training methods to improve running mechanics.
  5. Describe an effective dynamic warm up for runners.
  6. Describe an effective running specific strengthening program.


This course is sponsored by:


Registration Info:

  • Free to all APTA members (including students)
  • $40.00 for future members
  • $5.00 for future student members
  • *Please pay onsite with cash or check


Course Description:

Running participation is at an all-time high in America with record numbers of participants in road races and recreational running.  With this increased prevalence of running there has been a corresponding increase in running related injuries.  There is a great need for rehabilitation professionals to be educated on how to effectively evaluate and treat runners as well as how to educate for injury prevention.  This course will review the current evidence related to running biomechanics, foot strike patterns, and gait re-training.  The participant will learn how to analyze running gait using video and how to implement effective gait re-training and rehabilitation strategies based on their findings.  The role of therapeutic exercise in running rehabilitation and injury prevention will also be reviewed with specific examples of dynamic flexibility and running specific strengthening exercises being presented.


Presenters’ Background:

Darrell Allen, PT, MS, SCS, CSCS received his bachelor’s degree in Allied Medical Professions in Physical Therapy in 1996 from The Ohio State University.  He is Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association.  Darrell is currently a regional manager with Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy and practices clinically at the Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Family Health Center.  His clinical interests include sports physical therapy, lower extremity biomechanics, running rehabilitation, and custom foot orthotics.

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