Tutor: Dr Christian Barton, PhD, BPhysio (Hon)
In this course, Christian will give you the skills and knowledge to diagnose and manage injured runners. The course explores lower limb biomechanics, provides an overview of how biomechanics can link to injury, and how to identify and address them through running retraining and exercise in the clinic. The evidence behind and practical application of running retraining, exercise, footwear and other adjunctive interventions are explored in relation to both injury and performance.
This course is delivered by Dr Christian Barton, who has a highly respected international research profile, with more than 80 peer reviewed publications. He teaches courses in Australia, the UK and Scandinavia. Clinically, Christian specialises in the management of persistent and challenging knee and running related injuries, working with a range of elite athletes and in conjunction with many of Melbourne’s leading orthopaedic specialists. This vital clinical insight ensure you will take away immediately clinically applicable skills.
- Appreciate and use biomechanical principles including load management when treating the injured runner
Develop or improve you knowledge and confidence to complete a thorough running assessment
Know when and how to implement running retraining, including strategies beyond step rate and strike pattern
Understand exercise prescription principles and how to apply them to rehabilitation of injured runners
Improve your knowledge and capacity to educate runners about load management, technique, and exercise
Help runners at your clinic run pain-free, and improve their performance