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Clinical management of the running athlete has evolved tremendously over the years. This evolution comes from our improved understanding of the unique physical and mental demands placed on these athletes throughout their training and competition phases. The IAR Running Rehabilitation Specialist Certification course is the most comprehensive program for clinicians who train and rehabilitate the running athlete. This course will cover in depth all aspects of running that place these athletes at risk for pathology, including biomechanical movement impairments, training regimen, loading strategies, articular and soft tissue mobility deficiencies, nutrition, and performance training. The most current research  will be presented and discussed in a clinically applicable format to allow the clinician to immediately integrate the information into practice. The course will incorporate a strong lab component to equip the clinician with the tools and strategies to efficiently assess and effectively treat, through movement correction, manual therapy, and performance training, the wide variety of running related pathologies. Upon successful completion, participants will become a certified Running Rehabilitation Specialist  (RRS).

admission standards


Medical Professionals & Assistants

Rehabilitation Specialists & Assistants

Strength and Conditioning Specialists 

Performance Coaches 

Fitness Instructors

University Students 

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IAR (BOC AP# P10127) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. ​This program is eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. ​ 

Texas Physical Therapy Association =15 CCUs

Kansas Physical Therapy Association = 15 CEUs

Arizona Physical Therapy Association = 15 CEUs



Day 1 (8:00am - 5:00pm)

  • Running Background & Injury Epidemiology

  • Current Concepts in Research

  • Biomechanics of Running

  • Common Running Injuries

  • Running Gait Assessment & Lab

  • Running Gait Retraining & Lab

Day 2 (8:00am - 5:00pm)

  • Mobility Issues in Runners

  • Manual Therapy Intervention & Lab

  • Therapeutic Exercise & Lab

  • Return to Running Assessment

  • Performance Training for Runners

  • Recovery & Regeneration in Runners

At the conclusion, the clinician will be able to effectively,

  • Explain the biomechanics of gait and running

  • Identify pathomechanics of gait and running

  • Examine mechanical faults through functional movement analysis

  • Explain the effects of training regimen and loading strategies

  • Implement video analysis into the assessment and treatment of the runner.

  • Execute advanced manual therapy techniques to address articular and soft tissue dysfunctions in the runner.

  • Develop and implement a performance based exercise program in management of the runner. 



Palm Beach, FL
Athlete Restoration Company
February 17 - 18, 2024
Registration Deadline: February 1
Houston, TX
IAR Sports Medicine
June 1 - 2, 2024
Registration Deadline: May 13
Austin, TX
Austin Sports Medicine - North
September 28 - 29, 2024
Registration Deadline: September 1
Dallas, TX
Performance Medicine & Sports Therapy
November 9 - 10, 2024
Registration Deadline: October 14

More Course Dates Coming Soon!!


Per Participant

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Participant/group is eligible for a full refund minus 25% of administrative fees if participant/group cancels 30 days prior to the course date. Participant/group is not eligible for a refund if participant/group cancels less than 30 days prior to the course date. Participant/group is eligible to transfer all course fees to any future courses in a specific time frame. Participants/groups will receive a full transfer to another course or full refund if the course is canceled by the program.



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