Bullett Proof Hips for Runners - May 6-7, 2023
Bullett Proof Hips for Runners - May 6-7, 2023
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  • Total Seat(s): 40
  • Left Seat(s): 21

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.

Speaker biography


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

Course Objective(s)
  1. Recognize and distinguish the musculoskeletal hip injuries seen in runners.
  2. Understand Hip Running Biomechanics and how the hip integrates with the rest of the kinetic chain.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with performing hip mobility and stability tests that assess the Runner’s Stride for dysfunction.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency with stability, motor control and strength-based interventions for optimizing running mechanics for loading and push off.  
Course Outline

Saturday, May 6, 2023

7:30-8:00             Registration

8:00-8:15             Introductions

8:15-9:00             Runner’s Blueprint for Healthy Hips

9:00-10:00           Intro to Hip Injuries in Runners

10:00-10:15         Break

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)

3:00-3:15             Break

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

10:00-10:15         Break

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

Bullett Proof Hips for Runners
Registration Information

Registration: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.  Masks are still required in medical facilities for the entirety of the course.  

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows: 

$299 for Providence employees, $550 for all other participants. A $25 early bird discount is available to participants who register prior to April 15, 2023.   Registration fees cover electronic certificate of attendance and electronic course handout. 

Refund Policy: Full refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted if cancellation is requested by April 21, 2023. 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, Washington and New York. Continuing education credit in additional states may be available.  Please email joanna.mullett@providence.org to determine if continuing educations credits can be submitted for your state.  Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.