Science of Running Medicine Symposium

Apr 1 |

Science Of Running Class - Drayer Physical Therapy

Date & Location:

April 1 – 2, 2017 at Grandview Medical Center
3690 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243

Registration Closed


This evidence-based symposium will bring together top clinical researchers in the field of biomechanics to discuss and debate contemporary topics related to running biomechanics, running-related injuries, and the rehabilitation of the injured runner. 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. Participants will be provided with practical information to “take back” to the clinic for immediate use in managing the injured runner.

Target Audience:

Physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians, chiropractors, physician assistants, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants. This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Describe the biomechanics of running
  • Conduct a basic running evaluation using video methods
  • Integrate findings from the physical examination and video analysis to determine appropriate injury management
  • Recommend specific rehabilitation exercises to target impairments of common running-related injuries
  • Recommend effective strategies to modify the running form and determine when it is appropriate to do so as part of the rehabilitation plan

The Science of Running Medicine course is designed by and for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. It is also an excellent course for athletic trainers and other health professionals, such as physicians, chiropractors and strength and conditioning coaches, who work with the running population.

Science of Running Medicine (BOC AP#: P8848) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 14.25 Category A hours/CEUs.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced per the NATA’s Professional Development Committee

CEUs will be obtained by Procert, PA, MD, OH, OK. Many states accept reciprocity but may require prior approval by the attendee before applying these CEUs for state licensure. We encourage you to check with your state on its policies.

Contact us with any questions.


Day 1
8:00-8:15 | Introduction and Background (Powers)
8:15-9:00 | Biomechanics of Running (Davis)
9:00-9:45 | Abnormal Running Mechanics (Powers)
9:45-10:05 | Break
10:05-10:25 | Common Running Injuries and Mechanics (Heiderscheit)
10:25-10:45 | Common Running Injuries and Mechanics (Powers)
10:45-11:05 | Common Running Injuries and Mechanics (Davis)
11:05-11:50 | Examination of the Injured Runner (Heiderscheit)
11:50-12:00 | Question and Answer Period
12:00-1:00 | Lunch Break
1:00-1:30 | Videos of Gait Deviations (Powers)
1:30-2:00 | Videos of Gait Deviations (Davis)
2:00-2:30 | Videos of Gait Deviations (Heiderscheit)
2:30-3:00 | Development of Clinical Hypothesis – Case Studies (Davis)
3:00-3:20 | Break
3:20-3:50 | Development of Clinical Hypothesis – Case Studies (Heiderscheit)
3:50-4:20 | Development of Clinical Hypothesis – Case Studies (Powers)
4:20-5:00 | Panel Discussion and Question and Answer Period

Day 2
8:00-9:00 | Background for Approach (Davis)
9:00-10:00 | Background for Approach (Powers)
10:00-10:20 | Break
10:20-11:20 | Background for Approach (Heiderscheit)
11:20-11:30 | Question and Answer Period
11:30-12:30 | Lunch Break
12:30-1:15 | Treatment Approach (Heiderscheit)
1:15-2:00 | Treatment Approach (Powers)
2:00-2:20 | Break
2:20-3:05 | Treatment Approach (Davis)
3:05-3:50 | Debate
3:50-4:00 | Wrap up
The above schedule is subject to change.


Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

Bryan C. Heiderscheit, PT, PhD
Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor, Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Nearby Hotels

Comfort Inn & Suites Birmingham – Hoover
4400 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243
Distance to Course – 1.5 miles
Distance to airport – 13.9 miles

Quality Inn & Suites Birmingham – Highway 280
707 Key Dr, Birmingham, AL 35242
Distance to Course – .8 miles
Distance to airport – 14.3 miles

Nearby Airport

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)
5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212


Limited Time 10% Discount – Register today for only $450 (Students $400)
Cancellation Policy. Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 28 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $100 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 28 days before the course start date.

Right to cancel or postpone. Science of Running Medicine reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event that Science of Running Medicine must cancel or postpone this course, we will fully refund the registration fee, but are not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline, travel or lodging agencies.

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