Running Injuries Online CE Course
Strategies for Prevention and Intervention
Author: Erin Hughes
- Online workbook
- Online continuing education exam
Once you complete the course and pass the exam, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.
- Determine the intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors that may predispose a runner to injury.
- Identify the muscles, ligaments, bones, and other supporting structures of the hip, knee, and ankle and foot in relation to the most common running injuries that occur at these joints.
- Describe the kinematic differences between walking and running as well as the sex-specific differences in lower-extremity mechanics during running.
- Explain the running gait cycle and its subphases.
- Identify the most common injuries, conditions, and discomforts associated with running.
- Teach appropriate strength and flexibility exercises to meet the needs of clients at risk for or recovering from certain running injuries.
- Educate clients on suitable running footwear specific to their foot types and provide tips for proper shoe selection.
- Understand the proper use of and the differences between orthotics and inserts for runners.
- Discuss the importance of cross-training and alternative exercises for both healthy and recuperating runners.
- Recognize the risks and understand training considerations for the barefoot, entry-level, marathon, and older running populations.
AudiencePersonal trainers, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and running coaches and enthusiasts.
Chapter 2. Biomechanics of Running
Chapter 3. Running Injuries: Hip
Chapter 4. Running Injuries: Knee
Chapter 5. Running Injuries: Lower Leg
Chapter 6. Common Running Complaints and Discomforts
Chapter 7. Training Considerations
Chapter 8. Health Screening for the Runner
Chapter 9. Case Studies
Good for newbies to the sport. as well as seasoned athletes. Pretty succent and to the point while covering a lot of information in an easily understood format.
I am quite dissapointed at how aged this course feels. The lack of multimedia is a huge negative for me. It's 2020, and not everyone learns in the same way (ex: reading almost 200 pages and taking a test). I would like to see this course improve with short videos and modules that are more interactive. I'm sure I'm not the only fitness professional who is a visual learner. The price for the value is high in my book.