Advanced Running Assessment and Treatment

This continuing education course is hosted on the Medbridge platform. It will utilize the movement system as a framework to assess the biomechanics of throwing. You will learn how to classify scapular, humeral, and thoracic movement patterns as they relate to observation range of motion. You will then advance your movement assessment skills by learning the biomechanics and critical events of a throw. Based on your movement observations and biomechanics knowledge, you will then learn how to classify movement dysfunction and provide sport-specific treatments to correct inefficient movement.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Advanced Running Assessment

In this chapter, Dr. Vagy teaches you joint angle normative values during the running cycle, factors that influence running mechanics, and a movement system model for analyzing and treating running injuries. You will be introduced to concepts of speed of force generation, closed kinetic chain testing, mirroring movement, and cross body assessment. Learn how to integrate these advanced orthopedic assessments with running biomechanics to determine hypothesized impairments. This will enable you to treat the identified impairment and return the patient to running without pain.

Advanced Running Assessment

2. Dynamometry and Speed of Force Generation

In this chapter, Dr. Vagy teaches how to utilize dynamometry to calculate maximal voluntary isometric contraction and use concepts of speed of force generation in the assessment and treatment of a runner. You will learn how to capture the acceleration component of force with impulse muscle testing and how to match your assessments and treatments to the cadence of the running cycle. Learn how to apply these concepts into a clinical case of a runner with medial knee pain during the absorption phase of the running cycle.

Dynamometry and Speed of Force Generation

3. Closed Kinetic Chain Testing and Cross Body Assessment

In this chapter, Dr. Vagy teaches how to utilize concepts of closed kinetic chain muscle testing and cross body assessments. You will learn how to perform muscle tests in the closed kinetic chain to simulate the muscular demands during the running cycle. You will further learn how mobility deficits on one side of the body can affect running mechanics on the contralateral side. Learn how to apply these concepts to clinical cases of runners with lower quarter pain during both the stance and swing phases of the running cycle.

Closed Kinetic Chain Testing and Cross Body Assessment

4. Mirroring Movement

In this chapter, Dr. Vagy introduces a case that highlights the importance of replicating running phase positions during assessment and treatment. The case involves a runner who has anterior hip pain during the swing phase. Learn how to develop orthopedic assessments that mirror both the propulsion and swing phases of running. Treat the identified impairment with exercise that replicates the affected running phase position.

Mirroring Movement

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