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).
Medical Professionals & Assistants
Rehabilitation Specialists & Assistants
Strength and Conditioning Specialists
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
North Carolina 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.
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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. Participants/groups will receive a full transfer to another course or full refund if the course is canceled by the program.