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Restoring load capacity in the injured runner – Richard Willy

24 januari - 25 januari

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RunningSmart Masterclass : Restoring load capacity in the injured runner

Docent : Richard Willy, PT, PhD


This course is a two-day course that emphasizes putting the latest evidence into practice to provide innovative solutions for the injured runner. The course is led by Richard Willy, PT, PhD, a recognized expert in running-related injuries. Attendees will leave with practical skills that will enable them to fully evaluate the injured runner and design a comprehensive training approach to maximize patient outcomes. Attendees will learn how to perform a running gait analysis using techniques that readily translate to the clinic. Specific strength and conditioning practices to both prevent and treat various injuries is a foundation of this course.

Return to run programs are presented for specific running injuries including patellofemoral pain, iliotibial band pain, and Achilles tendinopathy. Attendees will learn when and how to implement gait retraining in a patient’s rehabiliation program, including how to use simple wearable devices to assist with optimizing patient outcomes. This course will also provide clarity on best practices for prescription of running shoes.

Overall, there will be an emphasis on hands-on, laboratory experiences to put into practice the didactic components of this course so that attendees can immediately put into practice newly learned skills.

Aims & Learning Objectives :

After completing the course participant will be able to:

– Recognize runners who are most at risk for running injuries and when to intervene with appropriate prevention programs.
– Describe the “envelope of function” and how it can help guide clinical decision making and training programs.
– Conduct a valid and repeatable clinical gait evaluation. Evidence-based best practices will be emphasized.
– Contrast heel strike running with forefoot running: Does evidence support one over the other?
– Describe a simple and clinically relevant classification system for gait mechanics that may contribute to injury.
– Recognize psychosocial and training factors that contribute to the etiology of running injuries: Is biomechanics important?
– Learn the best practices to use strength and conditioning practices to enhance load tolerance and maximize patient outcomes.
– Learn when and how to use gait retraining in a return to run program.
– Utilize appropriate verbal, visual, and tactile cues and gait retraining feedback schedules to prompt  corrections for many common gait issues in runners.
– Based on identified impairments, develop a treatment program for runners with common running injuries including patellofemoral pain, iliotibial band pain, lower leg and foot stress fractures, and tendinopathies.

Detail cursusinhoud : Content Day 1 & 2

Datum : vrijdag 24 en zaterdag 25 januari ’20 van 9u-17u

Doelgroep van de cursus : (sport)kinesitherapeuten en sportartsen die in het verleden reeds hebben deelgenomen aan de RunningSmart-opleiding ‘Analysing Running Technique & Running Retraining’. Een extra editie van deze opleiding organiseren we op 7 november te Mechelen.

Prijs : 540€ (excl btw) , 30% korting indien betaling met KMO-Portefeuille

Inbegrepen : Syllabus, warme maaltijd en koffiepauzes.

Accreditatie :  Pro-Q Kine 24 punten 

Dr. Richard Willy
is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy, University of Montana (Missoula, MT, USA).  He received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware and his master of physical therapy from Ohio University. In addition to his research, Dr. Willy has been a clinician for 18 years specializing in the treatment of the injured runner. His research aims to develop clinically effective treatments for patellofemoral pain syndrome, Achilles tendon injuries and tibial stress fractures. Besides publishing in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Willy is a national and international presenter of his research and clinical expertise on how to evaluate and treat the injured runner. Dr. Willy and his research have been featured in Runner’s World multiple times. Dr. Willy treats runners of all levels, from the new runner to the elite competitor.


  • 24 januari, 2020
  • 25 januari, 2020
  • €540 excl. btw


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