*Accurately describe the biomechanics, EMG, kinematics, & kinetics of walking & running while highlighting the key differences b/w these two modes of locomotion.
*Identify the incidence & risk factors of running-related injuries (RRIs) & the regions & tissues most likely affected.
*Describe the components of the biopsychosocial (BPS) model of pain & factors related to each component as it relates to managing injured runners while becoming acquainted with key tenets of motivational interviewing, therapeutic alliance, & the "common factors model"
*Conduct a run-centric orthopedic examination including conducting a battery of physical performance tests (PPTs) specific to the performance demands of running
*Learn a simple & practical approach to developing a home exercise program using "The L's of loading"
*Describe the three common strike patterns related to running as well as their respective implications as they relate to injury & performance
*Conduct a comprehensive running gait analysis using "The S's of Treadmill Running Analysis" & offer specific interventions from a gait retraining standpoint
*Become acquainted with a simple return to running program while understanding the ground rules related to making decisions in & around pain.
*Discuss the basics of bone structure & function, including the differences b/w cortical & cancellous bone, the basics of bone metabolism & the importance of activity in maintaining bone health
*Discuss the importance of the menstrual cycle in bone health, BSI rehabilitation & injury prevention
*Describe Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) & its role in BSI development
*Design & implement an exercise program designed to improve bone integrity & muscle capacity to foster a return to consistent & healthy training
*Discuss the importance of quality S&C programming during the rehab process to help better prepare their patients for the demands of running
*Discuss the importance of high impact exercise and movement variability during youth & its effect on bone health during youth, middle-age & old-age
*Discuss high & low-risk BSIs, there physiological differences & implications severity has on the rehabilitation process
*Discuss the structure of function of tendons as well as how they respond to mechanical loading
*Discuss the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to lower limb tendinopathy
*Understand the role of contraction type & intensity when it comes to managing endurance athletes presenting w/ lower limb tendinopathy.
*Become acquainted w/ the "continuum model" as well as common treatment pitfalls in regards to managing runners presenting w/ BSIs & lower limb tendinopathy.