presented by Matthew Walsh
Part B of The Running Athlete focuses on the training and treatment of runners. Instructor Matthew Walsh specializes in running technique and the rehabilitation of injured runners. Learn techniques to both rehabilitate injured runners and train runners to improve their technique.
Matthew specializes in running related injuries, sports injuries and spinal pain. He is the director of Rebound Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Clinic's Motion Lab as well as Rebound's running clinics. He is an active educator and teaches musculoskeletal diagnosis and rehabilitation methods to Physical Therapists on a National and International level. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Matt has taught courses on the Biomechanics of Gait, Running and manual therapy for 12 years in Australia, Canada & the USA. He has presented this approach to Physiotherapy at the Australian Institute of Sport & various provincial, state and National conferences. In addition to his work as a clinician & teacher, Matthew has also served as therapist to the Canadian Cross Country ski team, Alberta Alpine ski team & as a consultant to the PGA tour, Canadian U23 Rugby team & Nike's Team Oregon project. He currently lives in Portland Oregon and works in private practice with the Rebound Rehabilitation group. He is a PhD student with professor Joy Higgs. His research is a qualitative study of Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapists Clinical practice knowledge through the Charles Sturt University in Australia. He practices with a specialization in the assessment, treatment and training of the Running Athlete.
Learn specific tests to use in the evaluation of the running patient and how to interpret the results of these tests in correlation with the patient's signs and symptoms. Become familiar with the components of the "ideal running form" and know the benefits of performing the dynamic warm-up.
Enhance your understanding of the basic principles of running gait evaluation and improve your acumen in conducting a systematic and integrated assessment of the running patient. Discuss the concept of linking segments and biomechanical clusters, recognize the common causes of running-related injuries, know the fundamental principles of a good training, and acquire basic techniques in testing stability bridges.
Reinforce your understanding of the principles governing the treatment of running-related injuries. Learn a prescribed hierarchy of treatment options for running-related injuries, appreciate the importance of setting clear benchmarks of progression in the rehabilitation program, and correlate the knowledge of biomechanics and physiology to the management of running-related dysfunctions.
Learn the proper shoe examination and training as part of an individualized treatment program.
Utilize a working knowledge of gait biomechanics in order to formulate an effective, individualized treatment approach, based upon the case studies seen in this course.