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The Running Athlete: Part C - Running Analysis

presented by Matthew Walsh

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The three part Running Athlete series from Matt Walsh concludes with this course on running analysis. Matt Walsh demonstrates the assessment, analysis and treatment for three different case studies of runners. He begins with a standard running gait evaluation on a male who is a recreational runner in his mid-twenties. Matt continues on to evaluate a 43 year old female competitive long distance runner. This patient acquired a hamstring strain while training for a 25k national championship race. Next, he conducts a sports performance evaluation on an uninjured 27 year old female runner that is in training for the 1500m Olympic track event. Online learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the integrated use of history, objective examination, and movement assessment (functional testing, dynamic warm up, and video treadmill analysis)

Dr. Brian Krabak (Physiatrist) and Mike Dillon (AT) conclude the course with interviews for a multi-disciplinary approach to treating the running athlete.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Matthew Walsh, PT

    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.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Introduction

    1. Introduction

    Review key principles in running biomechancis and how they apply to patient evaluation. Understand the latest research on the use and integration of video analysis in the clinic. Learn the principles of evaluation and understand the key points in the gait cycle to focus on in your analysis of the running athlete.

  2. Case Study - Recreational Runner

    2. Case Study - Recreational Runner

    View the evaluation and biomechanical testing of a 25 year old male recreational runner that presented with no injury. Biomechanical dysfunctions are noted and treatment is discussed.

  3. Case Study - Injured Runner

    3. Case Study - Injured Runner

    An elite 43 year old female runner presents with an acute hamstring strain which was acquired while training for a 25k national championship masters race.

  4. Case Study - Sport Performance Analysis

    4. Case Study - Sport Performance Analysis

    Matt Walsh conducts a sport performance analysis on an aspiring Olympic athlete. Her event is the 1500m race in track and field.

  5. Q&A

    5. Q&A

    Matt participates in interviews with Dr. Brian Krabak (Physiatrist) and Mike Dillon (AT). The learner will understand a multi-disciplinary approach to treating the running athlete.