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The Science of Running Medicine Symposium

March 30-31, 2019  |  The Johns Hopkins Hospital  |  Turner Auditorium

This evidence-based symposium will bring together top clinical researchers in the field of biomechanics to discuss and debate contemporary topics related to running biomechanics, running-related injuries, and the rehabilitation of the injured runner. 

Cost: $550 / student rate $400


Target Audience

Physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians, chiropractors, physician assistants, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants. This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the biomechanics of running
  • Conduct a basic running evaluation using video methods
  • Integrate findings from the physical examination and video analysis to determine appropriate injury management
  • Recommend specific rehabilitation exercises to target impairments of common running-related injuries
  • Recommend effective strategies to modify the running form and determine when it is appropriate to do so as part of the rehabilitation plan


Day 1: Evaluation

8:00-8:15  |  Introduction and Background (Powers)
8:15-9:00  |  Biomechanics of Running (Davis)
9:00-9:45  |  Abnormal Running Mechanics (Powers)
9:45-10:05  |  Break
10:05-10:25  |  Common Running Injuries and Mechanics (Heiderscheit)
10:25-10:45  |  Common Running Injuries and Mechanics (Powers)
10:45-11:05  |  Common Running Injuries and Mechanics (Davis)
11:05-11:50  |  Examination of the Injured Runner (Heiderscheit)
11:50-12:00  |  Question and Answer Period
12:00-1:00  |  Lunch Break
1:00-1:30  |  Videos of Gait Deviations (Powers)
1:30-2:00  |  Videos of Gait Deviations (Davis)
2:00-2:30  |  Videos of Gait Deviations (Heiderscheit)
2:30-3:00  |  Development of Clinical Hypothesis – Case Studies (Davis)
3:00-3:20  |  Break
3:20-3:50  |  Development of Clinical Hypothesis – Case Studies (Heiderscheit)
3:50-4:20  |  Development of Clinical Hypothesis – Case Studies (Powers)
4:20-5:00  |  Panel Discussion and Question and Answer Period

Day 2: Treatment

8:00-9:00  |  Background for Approach (Davis)
9:00-10:00  |  Background for Approach (Powers)
10:00-10:20  |  Break
10:20-11:20  |  Background for Approach (Heiderscheit)
11:20-11:30   |  Question and Answer Period
11:30-12:30  |  Lunch Break
12:30-1:15  |  Treatment Approach (Heiderscheit)
1:15-2:00  |  Treatment Approach (Powers)
2:00-2:20  |  Break
2:20-3:05  |  Treatment Approach (Davis)
3:05-3:50  |  Debate
3:50-4:00  |  Wrap up


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