Biomechanics and Running Courses

Biomechanics and Running Retraining

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In this course, Christian will give you the skills and knowledge to diagnose and manage biomechanical deficits in injured runners. The course explores ideal lower limb biomechanics, provides an overview of how common biomechanical faults link to injury, and how to identify and address them in the clinic. The evidence behind and practical application of running retraining, footwear and other adjunctive interventions are explored.

This course is delivered by Dr Christian Barton, who has a highly respected international research profile, with more than 40 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore important principles to consider during assessment and rehabilitation of biomechanical and running injuries
  •  Understand ideal and potential biomechanical faults and their relationship with running injury
  • Develop clinical skills to assess potential structural and functional biomechanical factors which may be linked to running injuries
  • Develop skills and clinical reasoning processes to apply running retraining
  • Understand the implications of footwear modification to the management running injuries
  • Improve clinical reasoning when choosing a treatment plan for injured runners

Level 2 Running Retraining

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Sydney

1 May 2016

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If you enjoyed Christian’s ‘Biomechanics and Running Retraining’ or the ‘Lower Limb Biomechanics and Rehabilitaion’, this will give you the opportunity to further improve your clinical skills when managing runners (Nb: Completion of one of these is a pre-requisite for registration). Level 2 will build on knowledge and skills attained in previous courses. This course covers clinical reasoning needed to successfully manage more complex and chronic running injuries, and the use of running specific exercises and training strategies. Interventions to enhance performance are also explored, including footwear, exercise and running technique, allowing you to take your running rehab to the next level. There is a particular focus on case studies to enhance learning outcomes.

Lower Limb Biomechanics and Rehabilitation

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 Melbourne  28 & 29 May 2016

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This high practical course will give you the skills and knowledge to diagnose and manage biomechanical deficits associated with lower limb injuries. The course explores ideal lower limb biomechanics, provide an overview of how common biomechanical faults link to injury, and how to identify and address them in a clinical setting. The evidence behind, and practical application of interventions including prefabricated foot orthoses prescription, taping, movement pattern retraining, exercise rehabilitation, and adjunctive manual therapy for common lower limb injuries are explored.

The course is delivered by Dr Christian Barton and Dr Peter Malliaras, who have completed PhDs related to musculosketal injury management. Between them they have presented at countless national and international conferences, and authored more than 60 peer reviewed papers and book Chapters on injury, biomechanics and rehabilitation; including the ‘Clinical aspects of biomechanics and sporting injuries’ Chapter in the most recent addition of Brukner and Khan’s ‘Clinical Sports Medicine.’ Both Christian and Peter continue to work clinically, ensuring their wealth of knowledge is delivered to you with a focus on clinical application, meaning you leave the course with new long lasting skills, whether you are a new graduate or experienced clinician. The course will be a mixture of lectures, discussions and practical workshops. Places are limited to 30 people.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore important principles to consider during assessment and rehabilitation of biomechanical injuries
  •  Understand ideal and potential biomechanical faults and their relationship with injury
  • Develop clinical skills to assess potential structural and functional biomechanical factors which may be linked to injury
  • Develop skills and clinical reasoning processes to apply running and movement pattern retraining interventions
  • Explore strengthening and functional exercises to optimise lower limb biomechanics
  • Explore the use of taping and footwear modification to assist in biomechanical management of running related injuries
  • Develop skills to provide prefabricated foot orthoses prescription
  • Explore adjunctive manual therapy interventions to optimise lower limb biomechanics
  • Improve clinical reasoning when choosing a treatment plan for biomechanical injuries