Training Courses for Professionals

 

1.0 New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries

(18 hours)

 

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.

 

 

1.1 Diagnosis and Treatment of Running Injuries: Practical Aspects

(7 hours)

 

One-day practical training course, complementary to the course “New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries,” which features diagnostic tests and treatment modalities used by experts. Thirty pathologies, a bit of science, a lot of practice and full of new ideas to better guide your runner patients. (The training course 1.0 is a prerequisite for this course.)

 

 

1.2 Therapeutic Running Exercises

(7 hours)

 

One-day practical training course, complementary to the course “New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries,” featuring practice, stretching, strengthening, proprioception and motor control exercises. More than 100 therapeutic exercises, a bit of science, a lot of practice and full of new ideas to better guide your runner patients. (The training course 1.0 is a prerequisite for this course.)

 

 

1.3 All About Footwear

(10 hours, correspondence course)

 

Online course featuring best practices relative to the sale, recommendation and use of sports footwear. A theoretical online module complemented with videos, scientific abstracts, clinical tools, clinical cases and one Skype conversation with Blaise Dubois. Highly recommended to professionals working in the field of running and who wish to rely on recognized best practices in their work. No prerequisites. Self-directed. (NB: A review of the knowledge base completes this 10-hour training course.)

 

 

1.4 Introduction to scientific research applied to clinical practice

(15 hours, correspondence course)

 

Are you interested in sports medicine research? Do you read scientific articles and would like to take your analysis to the next level? The Running Clinic has created this online training course for you! Through various modules, Jean-Francois Esculier (physiotherapist, PhD, TRC Director of Research and Development) will introduce key concepts that will help you integrate evidence-based data into your clinical practice. There are no prerequisites for this course. Both beginners and seasoned professionals will be able to acquire the necessary tools that will allow them to guide their patients toward the most effective treatments and get the best clinical results based on applied research! No useless blah blah, only concepts that are accessible and useful, explained by a clinician-scientist. Don't miss out on this opportunity! 

 

 

1.5 Sports nutrition and micro-nutrition in endurance sports

(7 hours) 

 

Among others, this course will help you integrate sports nutrition and micro-nutrition into your practice, both in terms of performance management and health prevention for all athletes, during training and competition. Topics related to prevention and assistance for major functional disorders met in endurance sports will also be addressed. You will also learn more on the creation of protocols related to nutrition and micro-nutrition, specific to the main disciplines of endurance sports, in addition to developing the ability to adapt these programs at the training and competition level.

 

 

 

2.0 Expert Training Course

(40 hours)

 

The Expert Training Course 2.0 is the most advanced training course currently available in health care related to the field of running. This course is designed for experienced professionals who have treated several running injuries and who aspire to become specialists in this field. Developed by academic experts, Expert 2.0 is intended to optimize the quality of care offered and expand your practice!

 

 

 

 

 

Conferences for Professionals

 

The Secret in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injuries

(45 minutes to 3 hours)

 

Analyzed from a clinical and scientific standpoint, this training course addresses several paradoxes of modern musculoskeletal medicine and features the most important tool to use in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Through concrete examples supported by evidence-based data, participants, as health professionals, are led to reconsider and update certain aspects of their clinical practice.

 

 

Running Shoes: Science, Controversies and Practical Aspects

(45 minutes to 3 hours)

 

The training course “New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries” taught by Blaise Dubois has become an international reference in the prevention of running injuries. Dealing specifically with running footwear, this conference revisits several aspects concerning science, controversies, market trends and practical details, such as prescriptions. The biomechanical influence of shoes and other aspects related to the prevention of running injuries are also briefly discussed.

 

 

 

 

 

Running Biomechanics: Science, Controversies and Practical Aspects

(45 minutes to 3 hours)

 

The training course “New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries” taught by Blaise Dubois has become an international reference in the prevention of running injuries. Dealing specifically with running biomechanics, this conference revisits several aspects concerning science, controversies, new trends, new schools of thoughts and practical details such as teaching protective and safe biomechanics. The biomechanical influence of shoes and other aspects related to the prevention of running injuries are also briefly discussed.

 

 

Performing Without Getting Injured (kinesiologists, coaches, physical educators)

(45 minutes to 3 hours)

 

Delivered on several occasions, this training course has brought about major changes in the practice of countless training professionals, physical educators and kinesiologists. Developed using the most recent scientific evidence, this course questions several current unjustified practices. Training planning, biomechanics, flexibility, orthoses and shoes: setting the record straight as well as several tips on how to prevent injuries... and run faster!

 

 

Injury Prevention Among Developing Children

(45 minutes to 3 hours)

 

This specialized course intended for physical educators features new scientific evidence and new trends in the prevention of injuries among primary school age children. Theoretical presentation and hands-on practice on everything related to physical activity in children: flexibility, strengthening, mechanical stress quantification, shoes, orthoses, training principles, warm-ups and much more.

 

 

Osteoarthritis in Sports

(45 minutes to 3 hours)

 

“If you run for several years on a regular basis, you are bound to develop osteoarthritis of the knee.” This caution is often shared by various health professionals. However, is there actual scientific evidence supporting this warning? This conference, which was developed especially for physicians and other health professionals, examines the most recent studies related to the short-term and long-term effects of running on joints of the lower limb. Clinical tips on the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis in runners. If running scares you, expect to change your mind!

 

 

 

Public Lectures

 

 

Run Faster, Injury Free and with Pleasure (1)

(1 to 2 hours)

 

Delivered on numerous occasions, this conference took thousands of runners around the world by storm. Developed using the most recent scientific evidence, this conference questions several current unjustified practices. Training planning, biomechanics, flexibility, orthoses and shoes: professional advice as well as several tips on how to prevent injuries... and run faster!

 

 

 

 

 

Myths and Realities in the Field of Running (2)

(1 to 2 hours)

 

This conference debunks false beliefs that people still think are true today concerning running, revisiting the most popular myths in light of modern science evidence. Rigorous, filled with new concepts and presented with great humor, this powerful conference ignores all taboos! Anti-inflammatory drugs, compression stockings, hydration, stretching, etc., no taboos, only truth!

 

 

Improve your Performance in Running (3)

(1 to 2 hours)

 

This 2-hour conference combines the expertise of 2 specialists who will provide you with practical tips to help you push your limits. Guy Thibault, Doctor in exercise physiology and specialist in endurance sports, combines his know-how with Blaise Dubois, expert in running biomechanics. Interval training, running economy, physiological limits, VO2 max, shoes, biomechanics and tapering will be discussed. Caution: You may end up cutting down your marathon time by several minutes!

 

 

Trailers’ Little Secrets (4)

(1 to 2 hours)

 

Recommendations concerning injury prevention and performance in trail and ultra-trail running are unique in their own way, distinct from what is prescribed to road runners. Minimalist and maximalist shoes, foot contact, increase in training volume and intense weekends are some of the subjects covered during this conference. Supported by the latest scientific evidence, the topics explored rely on evidence-based data.