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Course Overview

Running Focused - Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science is the running injury management version of the popular Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science course.  

We teach the principles of the practical applications of biomechanics and pain science and apply them to the problems associated with managing and treating endurance running athletes.  All of the case studies used to illustrate the principles are running related.  Exercise prescription is always running related.  The management of all the loads and stressors that influence running is specific to the injured runner.  Case studies illustrating "cognitive restructuring" or "pain science" is running related.  This course is essentially the RBPS principles but applied to running athletes.

Running injury assessment, gait analyses, running biomechanics and running injury treatment are unnecessarily complicated. The research in the area is vast but unfortunately the clinically applicability is poorly delineated. The aim of this course is to provide a pathway and clinical reasoning framework for the therapist to work with runners and endurance athletes of all abilities while applying the best evidence available.

Course Themes

The biopsychosocial model of care is currently the best framework we have for treating athletes. Typically, running injury management will focus on the tiny and irrelevant biomechanical features of running and will ignore other factors that create resiliency and allow you to best manage running injuries.

Upon the completion of the course the therapist will feel confident in:

- analysing and modifying the run training programs for injured and non-injured runners

- understanding running biomechanics and the relevance of those biomechanics for injury and performance

- performing a running gait assessment, modifications and re-education to keep runners running

- making the clinical decision of when to "expose versus protect" for the pained athlete.

- symptom modification techniques are specific to injured runners

- understanding the risk factors for running injury and how they can be modified

-prescribing "Comprehensive Capacity" exercises for both injury management and performance

- "cognitive restructuring" - how to use motivational interviewing and pain science principles to motivate behavioural change in the injured runner to create higher levels of self efficacy and resiliency

Course Logistics

If you are travelling for the course please don't book travel arrangement before 1 month prior to the course. Very rarely the course may have to be delayed or cancelled but this decision is always made no later than 1 month prior to the course start date.

Cancellation Policy: We understand that you are busy and life causes things to change. We can provide a full refund up to 3 weeks before the course and a 50% refund any time after that.


Spaulding Outpatient Gym (2nd Floor)

300 1st Avenue, Charlestown