This 2-day course provides the learner with a solid understanding on how to treat hip injuries seen in runners.
An emphasis is placed on integrating gait mechanics into the assessment and treatment of mobility and stability dysfunctions seen with runners.
This approach helps the clinician to develop a systematic approach to treatment leading to more optimal and consistent results.
This course provides for ample opportunity for lab time to learn how to diagnose a runner’s stride for dysfunction followed by instruction in manual therapy and exercise programs.
ROBYN PESTER MS, PT, ATC, CSCS, PES
Robyn has 30+ years of 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 Bachelors of Science from the University of Montana in Athletic Training (1988) and Physical Therapy (1994).
Robyn’s experience includes serving as the lead PT for the 2016 & 2020 Olympic Track and Field Trials, Lead PT for the 2022 World Track Championships, consultant for Nike and University of Oregon athletes, adjunct instructor for the University of Oregon’s Sports medicine program, and instructor for the Fascial Abrasion Technique. Robyn has a solo practice in Eugene, Oregon and provides online support to runners at www.runnersrehabfix.com
- Recognize and distinguish the musculoskeletal hip injuries seen in runners.
- Understand Hip Running Biomechanics and how the hip integrates with the rest of the kinetic chain.
- Demonstrate proficiency with performing hip mobility and stability tests that assess the Runner’s Stride for dysfunction.
- Apply knowledge of the gait biomechanics and anatomy of the region when choosing and utilizing manual therapy techniques (muscle energy/movement with mobilization) to restore normal joint mechanics to the hip.
- Implement a mobility program to improve a runner’s loading and unloading during the gait cycle with corrective exercises, pre-run, post-run, fascial stretches, and self-mobilizations.
- Demonstrate proficiency with stability, motor control and strength-based interventions for optimizing running mechanics for loading and push off.
Saturday, May 6, 2023
8:15-9:00 Runner’s Blueprint for Healthy Hips
9:00-10:00 Intro to Hip Injuries in Runners
10:30-11:15 Hip Running Biomechanics
11:15-12:00 Posture & Gait Mechanics Assessment
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00 Runner’s Hip Assessment
2:00 -3:00 Manual Therapy for the Pelvis/Hip (MET/MWM)
3:15-5:00 Manual Therapy for the Pelvis/Hip (Soft Tissue Techniques)
Sunday, May 7, 2023
8:00-9:15 Review & Case Studies
9:00-10:00 Mobility Corrections For Optimal Hip Loading Mechanics
10:30-11:15 Mobility Corrections for Optimal Hip Push Off Mechanics
11:15-12 Dynamic Warm Up (Jt. By Jt and Fascial Warmup)
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:00 Stability & Strength Programs– For Optimal Loading and Push Off Mechanics
3:00-3:15 Course Wrap up
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
East Pavilion - Souther Classrooms
9155 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225