1.0 Fundamentals of Running Injuries


Fundamentals 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:

  • Independently list 3 of the most important aspects of an injured runner’s assessment
  • Identify 3 attributes of reduced injury risk and increased performance in a runner
  • Correctly list 3 links between anatomy, biomechanics, strength and pathologies
  • Describe 5 broad different categories of running footwear that are available on the market today
  • Efficiently assess 4 aspects of running biomechanics of a runner in a clinical setting
  • Implement 3 different efficient running gait retraining interventions on the runner in front of you
  • Correctly select the 1 most appropriate treatment tool based on the stage of injury of an injured runner (protection vs. adaptation)
  • Explain 3 main concepts of proper mechanical stress quantification to injured runners
  • Defend the positive or negative recommendation related to the use of a plantar orthosis
  • Accurately describe the 2 main adaptation trends with respect to specificity of running on hard, soft or uneven surfaces
  • Correctly prescribe running drills to a runner
  • Efficiently prescribe cross-training and appropriate training modulation based on the 3 specific injury types of different runners
  • Independently prescribe new exercises / interventions for the most common running injuries for a specific runner
  • Efficiently perform taping techniques for specific 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