Runner's Core Fix
Runner's Core Fix
4 User(s)
  • Total Seat(s): 24
  • Left Seat(s): 10

If you work with runners, you find that they are constantly battling with injuries instead of running. In Runner’s Core Fix you will learn to assess and train the core for real results. The missing link that frequently is not assessed or trained properly are the breathing muscles. Research has identified the breathing muscles as the #1 factor affecting a runner’s performance and how injury resistant they are.

Building upon this, the Runner’s Core Fix gives you specific tools in an integrated approach to improve the breathing, core and hip muscles that make up the runner’s core.

Speaker biography


Robyn has 30+ years of experience and clinical expertise in the fields of physical therapy, athletic training, and strength and conditioning. Her background includes a Master of Science from the University of Oregon (2000) and Bachelor of Science from the University of Montana in athletic training (1988) and physical therapy (1994).  Robyn is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Advanced Sports Performance Specialist, Graston Certified, Full Body ART certified and FMS Certified.

Robyn has served as the lead PT for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Track & Field Trials as well as a consultant for the OTC Track & Field athletes in Eugene. The primary focus of her practice has been with runners.  In addition to her practice, Robyn is an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon for their Sports Medicine Program and FAT Tool Instructor, a business coach for women in the healthcare profession and provides online fitness programs for runners.

Course Objective(s)

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the system of muscles that make up the deep front line and the runner’s core
  1. Utilize the Runner’s Core Fix Assessment to identify weaknesses and energy links in the core and hips
  1. Determine how posture and breathing are impacting a runner’s core stability with the 5 Point Breathing and 4 Point Posture Assessments
  1. Learn manual techniques (Movement with mobilization/Muscle Energy Techniques) to optimize the pelvis and ribcage for improved breathing and core function.
  1. Learn how to train the breathing system for increased strength, 3D breathing, and C02 tolerance.
  1. Level up core training by integrating posture and breathing into a progressive program for the core and hip muscles.

Other  information that may be covered, time permitting includes a proven breathing technique a runner can use while running to decrease injury and the 6 Key stretches for the breathing system. 

Course Outline

Saturday April 30, 2022

7:30-8:00am      Registration

8:00-8:15am      Introductions

8:15-8:45am      Intro to Core Stability in the Runner

8:45-10:00am    Runner’s Posture and 4 Pt. Assessment

10:00-10:15am  Break

10:15-11:15am  Breathing Mechanics & Chemistry

11:00am-12pm  5 Point Assessment of breathing

12:00-1:00pm    Lunch(on your own)

1:00-2:15pm      Runner’s Core Assessment

2:15 -3:00pm     Manual Therapy for the Core- Pelvis/Ribcage

3:00-3:15pm      Break

3:15-4:30pm      Manual Therapy for the Core Pelvis/ Ribcage

4:30-5:00pm      Stretches for the Breathing System

Sunday May 1, 2022

8:00-9:00am       Review & Case Study

9:00-10:00am     Breathing Drills / Injury Prevention Breathing Pattern for Running

10:00-10:15am   Break

10:15-11:15am   Integrated Core/Breathing Exercises

11:15-12:00pm   Horizontal Core Exercises

12:00-1:00pm     Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:00pm      Vertical Core Exercises

2:00-3:00pm      Running Simulated Core Exercises

3:00-3:15pm      Course Wrap up


Providence Northeast Rehabilitation

507 NE 47th Ave

Portland, OR 97213

Runner's Core Fix
Registration Information
Target Audience: Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapists and Assistants who treat runners. 

Registration: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.  Masks will be required for the entirety of the course.  

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows: 

$299 for Providence employees, $550 for all other participants. An additional $50 early bird discount is available to participants who register prior to April 9, 2022.   Registration fees cover electronic certificate of attendance and course handout. 

Refund Policy: Full refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted if cancellation is requested by April 16, 2022. No refunds will be made after that date unless the course is cancelled by Providence Rehabilitation Services, in which case full refunds will be issued.

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 13.5 contact hours for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants in Oregon and Washington.  Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.