New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries


The training course “New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries” has been delivered more than a hundred times, on 5 continents. This training course has brought about major changes in the practice of thousands of healthcare professionals. Developed using the most recent scientific evidence, it questions several current unjustified practices. It is the initial step toward becoming a Specialist recognized by The Running Clinic.




Course objectives 

After the course, participants will be able to, based on the most recent scientific evidence:

  • Apply the most important aspects of an injured runner’s assessment (subjective, objective)
  • Understand the biomechanics of running and specificities of different running techniques
  • Understand the links between anatomy, biomechanics, strength and pathologies
  • Understand the different categories of running footwear
  • Prescribe the most appropriate running shoes depending on the runner
  • Assess running biomechanics in a clinical setting
  • Apply the most efficient running gait retraining interventions
  • Select the appropriate treatment tool based on the stage of injury (protection vs. adaptation)
  • Learn how to apply the proper mechanical stress quantification to injured runners
  • Know when to prescribe stretching exercises
  • Decide on whether to recommend plantar orthoses or not for specific injuries
  • Learn the specificity of running surfaces
  • Perform and prescribe running drills
  • Prescribe cross-training and appropriate training modulation based on specific injury types
  • Prescribe new exercises / interventions for the most common running injuries
  • Perform new taping techniques for running injuries



Schedule Day 1

8:00am – 8:30am          Introduction

8:30am – 9:30am          Clinical assessment of the injured runner

9:30am – 10:00am        Running biomechanics (practical session)

10:00am – 11:00am      Running biomechanics (continued)

11:00am - 12:00pm       Risk factors for running injuries: Anatomy, biomechanics & strength


12:00pm – 1:00pm       Lunch break


1:00pm – 2:30pm         Running footwear

2:30pm – 4:00pm         Running footwear (continued)

4:00pm – 6:00pm         Running gait: Assessment & Gait retraining


Schedule Day 2

8:00am - 8:30am          Questions + Review of Day 1

8:30am – 10:00am        Mechanical stress quantification

10:00am – 12:00pm      Managing training loads: Cross-training & Training modulation


12:00pm – 1:00pm       Lunch break


1:00pm – 2:00pm         Extrinsic factors: Stretching, Plantar orthoses, Running surfaces

2:00pm – 5:00pm         Evidence-based treatment for the most common running injuries


Total educational time = 17 hours