• Examination & Treatment of

    Running Injuries

    April 18 & 19, 2020 in Rochester, NY
    Presented by URMC Sports and Spine Rehabilitation

Course Description

Bryan Heiderscheit


Professor, Departments of Orthopedic & Rehabilitation
Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Director, UW Health Sports Medicine Runner's Clinic
Director of Research, Badger Athletic Performance
Co-director, UW Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory

Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD is a Professor in the Departments of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the Director of the Runners' Clinic through the UW Health Sports Medicine; Director of Research for Badger Athletic Performance with UW Athletics; and Co-director of the UW Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory. Dr. Heiderscheit's research is aimed at understanding and enhancing the clinical management of orthopaedic conditions, with particular focus on running-related injuries. He is Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.


Successful treatment of running injuries has remained somewhat elusive to orthopaedic and sports medicine clinicians. Through a greater understanding of the associated mechanics, advances in prevention and rehabilitation strategies can be made that will reduce the incidence rate of these common injuries. This advanced 2-day course will provide a thorough review of the most recent scientific findings related to the examination, diagnosis and treatment of running injuries. Discussion will focus on the current literature pertaining to running mechanics and injury, and the clinical decision-making needed to achieve superior outcomes. The use of video analysis as part of the running gait examination will be emphasized, and novel strategies to modify running mechanics will be presented as part of a comprehensive approach to treatment. Multiple case studies will be integrated to illustrate concepts and promote idea application. The overall objective is to provide each participant with an understanding of the current knowledge pertaining to the management of running-related injuries, with techniques that can be immediately applied to clinical practice.


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

  • Identify biomechanical and training-related risk factors for running injuries using current evidence.
  • Describe the factors that influence running form and performance.
  • Consider mechanical factors beyond running impacts and excessive foot pronation that may contribute to running injuries.
  • Determine the appropriate equipment to conduct a video running analysis and identify factors that can influence its accuracy.
  • Perform a systematic and comprehensive video analysis of an individual running.
  • Understand how to integrate findings from the physical examination and video analysis to determine appropriate injury management.
  • Select specific rehabilitation exercises to target impairments of common running-related injuries, such as patellofemoral pain and iliotibial band syndrome.
  • Identify effective strategies to modify the running form and determine when it is appropriate to do so as part of the rehabilitation plan.
  • Understand footwear options available to runners and factors to be considered in the selection process.
  • Identify risk factors associated with hamstring strain injury and key aspects of the rehabilitation.



April 18 and 19 in Rochester, NY

General Registration: $400/2-day or $200/1-day
Student Registration: $100/2-day or $50/1-day

Continuing Education Approvals: Examination and Treatment of Running Injuries is an ideal course for healthcare professionals. This includes physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors and strength and conditioning specialists who work with the running population.

URMC has obtained approvals for 13.25 contact hours from each of the following states: New York. Applications are in process for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Ohio.

Most states accept the BOC approval for proof of course appropriateness for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant CEUs. Additional states may require prior approval by the attendee before applying these CEUs for state licensure. We encourage attendees to check with their individual state for approval.

Examination and Treatment of Running Injuries is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers.

*Cost of registration includes PDF handouts of all lectures sent in advance. Printed materials will not be provided at the course.

Course Schedule

Day-1 April-18
8:00 AM -
8:15 AM
8:15 AM -
9:45 AM
Running Mechanics and Injury Etiology I
9:45 AM -
10:00 AM
10:00 AM -
11:30 AM
Running Mechanics and Injury Etiology II
11:30 AM -
12:00 PM
Physical Examination of the Injured Runner
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM
1:00 PM -
2:15 PM
Principles of Video Gait Analysis for Runners
2:15 PM -
3:15 PM
Video Analysis of the Running Gait I
3:15 PM -
3:30 PM
3:30 PM -
4:45 PM
Gait Retraining for Injured Runners
4:45 PM -
5:00 PM
Review and Questions
Day-2 April-19
8:00 AM -
10:00 AM
Exercise Treatment Strategies
10:00 AM -
10:15 AM
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
Footwear Options for Runners
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Video Analysis of the Running Gait II (cases)
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM
1:00 PM -
2:45 PM
Hamstring Strain Injury: Rehabilitation Strategies to Minimize Re-Injury Risk
2:45 PM -
3:00 PM
Summary and Questions

Venue, Travel & Lodging

University of Rochester Medical Center
Class of 62 Auditorium (G-9525)
School of Medicine & Dentistry Entrance
415 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642


Please select:

General Registration

URMC Affiliate & Employee Registration
*requires registration code

Student Registration

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be considered up to 30 days prior to course. Request for cancellation must be submitted in writing to jillian_santer@urmc.rochester.edu. Refunds will be issued, less a 15% administrative fee. No refunds will be granted less than 30 days before the course start date.

Right to cancel or postpone: The University of Rochester Medical Center Sports Medicine Department and Bryan Heiderscheit reserve the right to cancel or postpone due to unforeseen circumstances including but not limited to weather, illness, or interruption/delay of travel services. In the unlikely event of cancellation, a full refund of registration fee will be provided. The University of Rochester Medical Center Sports Medicine Department is not responsible for refund of any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants including travel and/or lodging.