North American Seminars receives NJ PT Continuing Education Course approval for Running Injuries Examination, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions

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This NJ Approved Physical Therapy evidence-based course combines biomechanics, exercise physiology, and orthopedic physical therapy.

Running Injuries - Examination, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions

Running Injuries - Examination, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions

The overall course objective is to provide course participants with a thorough understanding of running biomechanics and the most recent evidence-based practice guidelines in order to effectively and efficiently enhance the quality of patient outcomes.

This two-day intermediate level PT Continuing Education Course and hands-on laboratory course will provide the clinician with the most recent evidence-based practice guidelines for the examination, differential diagnosis and treatment interventions for running-related injuries. New research on how to accurately diagnose and treat plantar heel pain, Achilles tendinosis, Achilles tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, stress fractures and muscular strains will be reviewed. An emphasis on the utilization of video gait analysis as a key diagnostic and treatment tool will be incorporated throughout the course. Hands-on laboratory break-out sessions will focus on performing a functional biomechanical examination specific to runners, fabricating orthotic devices, and performing and interpreting selected special tests for the hip, knee and ankle with an emphasis on their application to runners. Case studies will be utilized throughout the course to illustrate key concepts. This interactive course will allow course participants to enhance their diagnostic, examination and treatment skills of injured runners. The overall course objective is to provide course participants with a thorough understanding of running biomechanics and the most recent evidence-based practice guidelines in order to effectively and efficiently enhance the quality of patient outcomes. A comprehensive course packet will include pictures, references and clinical pearls for quick reference in the clinic.

New Jersey Approved Physical therapy Continuing Education Course Objectives:

  • Understand the relationship between lower extremity anatomy and physiology and running biomechanics.
  • Independently and accurately perform a functional runner-specific lower extremity evaluation.
  • Understand normal running mechanics and apply this understanding to successfully treating injured runners.
  • Identify and apply the latest evidence-based approaches to evaluating and treating the following common running injuries: plantar heel pain, Achilles tendonopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fractures, chronic exertional compartment syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome and lateral hip pain.
  • Independently assess a running two-dimensional video gait analysis with emphasis on breaking down a runner’s form from the anterior, lateral and posterior views.
  • Correlate biomechanical examination findings with a two-dimensional video gait analysis in order to apply evidence-based running-specific exercises to treat the runner’s biomechanical impairments.

PT CE Course Dates

August 27-28 2016 Aurora Wellness Center Burlington WI
September 17-18, 2016 Saint Peter's Medicine Institute Somerset NJ
October 29-30, 2016 Spaulding Outpatient Center Framingham, MA

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