Running Roundup

R3 Specialist Certificate Course

Presented by Tamara Elzey, PT, DPT

3rd Thursday Of Each Month From 7-8 pm ET

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A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Year-Long Immersion Into The Rehabilitation Of Injured Recreational Runners

Recreational Running Rehabilitation (R3) Specialist

Become the subject matter expert and go-to running rehab resource

This course trains PTs, PTAs, ATCs, and Coaches to safely, effectively, and efficiently train injured recreational runners to return to running as quickly as possible with the least risk of reinjury.  Using subjective clues combined with the most pertinent objective information, attendees are equipped with the tools necessary to identify when a video run assessment is indicated.  Attendees are trained in administering a video run assessment efficiently and how to interpret the points of assessment.  Diagnosis-specific components are emphasized with the tools to identify the cause and effect of various deficiencies in strength, range of motion, and running mechanics associated with various injury presentations.

Interventions are based on the most recent evidence for efficient recovery and return to running.  Attendees learn how to choose a Walk to Run program option based on the specific runner's presentation.  Timelines for training programs to support runners’ goals to return to running specific distance races are included as well as training on shoe selection and supportive running gear for safety and comfort.  Exercise prescription based on specific injury presentations and post-op protocols for returning to running are included.

 

Each month a different topic is covered in a live online Zoom 1-hour session with an associated 30 minutes of homework to be performed outside of class time.  By the end of this course, each attendee is equipped with a comprehensive depth of knowledge they can use to most effectively and efficiently assist injured runners back into running safely with the least risk of re-injury.

 

Monthly Topics Include:

  • Runner's Knee
  • Ready To Run Tests & Taking The First Steps
  • Shin & Calf Pain
  • Run Form Mechanics Of Muscle & Tendon Injuries
  • Hip Pain & ITB Syndrome, Exercise Prescription
  • Ankle Sprains & Foot Pain
  • Return To Running Post-Op Protocols, Low Back Pain
  • Running Gear, Shoes & Race Day Training Plans
  • Posture, Neck, & Shoulder Pain
  • Group Run Classes & Community Engagement 

Dr. Tamara Elzey, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy & Running Coach

20+ years of passionate commitment to enhancing quality of life through education and injury prevention

Don't Miss This Month's Session!

Each Topic Is Only Presented Once A Year

 

You get the best evidence-based training refined into a proven systematic approach delivering the most efficient and effective strategies for your patients to achieve long-term running success!

 

Tamara Elzey, DPT

All the knowledge and experience I’ve gained through a Doctor of Physical Therapy education, over 20 years as a clinician, and overcoming personal physical barriers to become a triathlete and ultra marathon runner, are distilled into the continuing education courses I’ve created.

You don’t have to spend decades of your life to learn all this.
I’ve done it for you.

Through each of my courses, you learn the subtleties of patient education that optimize patient buy-in as they’re able to understand complex body processes through simple explanations and analogies.  Combine this level of patient compliance with evidence-based, effective, efficient assessment and intervention techniques, and you'll become your community’s go-to running rehab resource.

 

"Be The Person

Who Helps Others

Believe In Themselves"

~ Tamara Elzey

 

Session Topics & Objectives

January:  Runner's Knee

Educational Objectives:

  1. Assess physical performance tests to validate the diagnosis of Runner’s Knee.
  2. Identify candidates for a running analysis based on subjective assessment while differentiating various common running-related injury clinical presentations as they apply to varying diagnoses.
  3. Recognize the physical performance standards that must be met to safely engage in a running program.
  4. Understand the best available evidence for choosing interventions and modifications to running mechanics that are specific to the diagnosis of Runner’s Knee
  5. Choose the most appropriate method of running video recording based on specified criteria.
  6. Describe the objective measures assessed in the running video
  7. Assess and interpret the clinically relevant components of the running analysis video as related to the patient’s specific clinical presentation
  8. Identify conservative treatments that address specific findings from the running analysis including targeted stretching and strengthening.
  9. Assemble an appropriate plan for implementation of situationally specific running mechanics dysfunctions.

 

February:  Ready to run tests & taking the first steps

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify the baseline requirements that rule a patient in or out of participating in the pre-running tests.
  2. Determine the structure of the testing procedure, including subjective and objective indicators for safely completing the test sequence.
  3. Describe the objective measures assessed in the pre-run tests
  4. Assess the performance of each test against a standard for successful completion of the test.
  5. Recognize any deficits in performance and create a plan of care to address the specific deficit.
  6. Choose the most appropriate walk-to-run program based on specified patient criteria.
  7. Assemble an appropriate plan for implementation of the walk to run program based on the patient’s individual diagnosis and physical presentation 
  8. Assess the patient's response to the walk-to-run program and implement possible modifications to address any deviations in optimal, expected progression.
  9. Create a plan for additional interventions or video run assessment if the walk to run progression is unable to be successfully completed due to exacerbation of symptoms.

 

March:  Shin & Calf Pain

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify the pertinent components of the patient’s subjective history that are indicators of differential diagnoses.
  2. Determine the most appropriate objective tests based on the patient’s subjective information, including the determination if imaging tests are needed.
  3. Describe the procedure for completing each objective test.
  4. Assess the outcome of each test as evidence to validate the clinical diagnosis.
  5. Compile subjective and objective information to create a plan of care addressing the specific deficits.
  6. Provide patient education about the mechanism of injury and timeline as well as performance criteria required for pt to return to running.
  7. Choose the most appropriate walk-to-run program based on specified patient criteria.
  8. Assemble an appropriate plan for implementation of the walk to run program based on the patient’s individual diagnosis and physical presentation.
  9. Assess the patient’s response to the walk to run program with modifications implemented as needed based on deviations in optimal, expected progression.
  10. Ensure the patient has a clear understanding of the warning signs that necessitate ceasing the walk to run progression until further physical therapy assessment.
  11. Create a plan for additional interventions or video run assessment if the walk to run progression is unable to be successfully completed due to exacerbation of symptoms.

 

April:  Run Form Mechanics Of Muscle & Tendon Injuries

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify the specific motion during the running gait that carries the highest risk of an associated muscle or tendon injury.
  2. Describe the risk factors for specific muscle and tendon running injuries.
  3. Determine the most relevant interventions to address each risk factor.
  4. Assess the running evaluation video to identify components of running gait related to each risk factor.
  5. Describe the risk factors for specific muscle and tendon injuries based on objective indicators found in a video run assessment
  6. Assemble a plan of interventions to regain stability and mobility prior to returning to running
  7. Create a plan for modification of running form and to address the specific patient’s injury and related running mechanics risk factors as required to return the patient to running without an increased risk of reinjury.

 

May:  Hip Pain & ITB Syndrome

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify the common postural presentations for different causes of anterior hip pain and ITB syndrome.
  2. Choose the best test to determine if hip flexor tightness is potentially a causative factor for subjective hip pain symptoms.
  3. Determine if imaging is indicated to rule out a stress fracture
  4. Describe the stability exercises that are indicated for each diagnosis.
  5. Assess the outcome of each test as evidence to validate the clinical diagnosis.
  6. Compile subjective and objective information to create a plan of care addressing the specific deficits.

 

June:  A Runner’s Exercise Prescription

Educational Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between interventions that address neural extensibility versus increasing muscle length and why each is indicated
  2. Choose the optimal parameters for a stretching HEP to increase flexibility
  3. Explain the aspects of safe body mechanics required when performing a dynamic warm-up
  4. Provide appropriate cross-training options that have the best carryover for improving running economy
  5. Describe the rationale behind the recommended training plan to reduce injury risk
  6. Demonstrate strengthening exercises that improve a runner’s proprioception

 

July:  Ankle Sprains & Foot Pain

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the most common radiograph findings related to a runner’s foot pain
  2. Differentiate between causes of pain in different locations on the foot and ankle
  3. Explain the injury progression of ankle sprains and associated balance testing
  4. Demonstrate strength and proprioception tests for ankle and foot pain
  5. Provide guidelines for generalized shoe and arch support recommendations specifically related to ankle sprains and foot pain

 

August:  Return to Running Post-Op Protocols

Educational Objectives:

  1. Determine the appropriate parameters to take into consideration when initiating a Return to Running program for various post-operative rehabilitation plans of care
  2. Explain the guidelines for inclusion/exclusion to attempt Ready2Run and Skills Assessment pre-running tests
  3. Summarize the requirements for passing the Ready2Run and Skills Assessment pre-running tests
  4. Choose the appropriate Return to Run program based on patient presentation
  5. Assess a patient’s progression through the Return to Run program with modifications in the plan provided as indicated based on performance

 

September:  Low Back Pain

Educational Objectives:

  1. List the objective tests and clinically relevant findings that indicate specific, common running form deviations that can contribute to low back pain.
  2. Describe the imaging results that are most clinically relevant for determining a plan of care for a runner with low back pain
  3. Summarize the main causes of low back pain for runners and the associated video run evaluation presentations of each.
  4. Define core-set position, how to cue runners to find it and why it’s critically important for these patients to understand
  5. Outline the interventions required to address low back pain by change running mechanics 

 

October:  Running Gear, Shoes & Race Day Training Plans

Educational Objectives:

  1. List the most common running accessories, benefits, and what to look for when purchasing
  2. Describe the different aspects of running shoes that are indicated for different foot structures, clinical presentation of running-related injuries, and running demands based on surface or distance.
  3. Summarize the most important features of a training plan designed for different race distances.

 

November:  Posture, Neck & Shoulder Pain

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the components of optimal running posture related to neck, shoulders, thoracic and lumbar spine
  2. Summarize the postural deviations and their associated running-related injuries
  3. Determine the required education and interventions to optimally address an injured runner’s postural deviations

 

December:  Group Run Classes & Community Engagement

Educational Objectives:

  1. Establish guidelines for patient participation in a group run class
  2. Organize educational content in a format appropriate for a group setting
  3. Analyze the needs and dynamics of the group required to determine the appropriateness of providing a video run assessment for group participants 
  4. Assess opportunities for community engagement and outreach

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