23.1, Orthopaedic Management of the Runner,
Cyclist, and Swimmer
This course provides the registrant with a strong scientific foundation and clinical perspective for treating patients who participate in running, cycling and swimming. Evidence-based content is summarized by leading researchers and clinicians who specialize in treating common injuries in these popular activities.
- Describe the joint kinematics and kinetics of the running gait cycle and how running is influenced by age, gender, speed, and surface.
- Identify biomechanical risk factors that may contribute to running injuries.
- Understand how to perform a systematic clinic-based video analysis of a runner’s mechanics.
- Describe clinical presentation and common management of patients with various common running-related injuries.
- Discuss the evidence regarding footwear options, and the use of foot orthoses for running injury treatment and prevention.
- Determine when it is appropriate to modify the running form and how to develop a return-to-running program.
- Identify the components and optimize adjustments of a road and triathlon bicycle.
- Understand key aspects of cycling kinematics and kinetics.
- Describe the incidence and etiology of microtraumatic and macrotraumatic injuries in cyclists.
- Understand signs and symptoms of compressive neuropathies associated with cyclists and propose treatment solutions.
- Describe the physical laws that affect swimming performance.
- Recognize the inherent variability in the techniques used by competitive swimmers and how athlete-specific characteristics can influence stroke mechanics.
- Understand the most common injuries in swimming and how they are related to mechanical factors in swimming.
- Apply performance factors in the evaluation of the swimmer.
- Identify best practices in rehabilitation for the acute and long-term management of common swimming injuries.
- Biomechanics of Running
Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD (Subject Matter Expert: D.S. Blaise Williams, PhD, PT)
- Evaluation and Management of Common Cycling Injuries
Christopher R. Carcia, PhD, PT, SCS, OCS; Jason S. Scibek, PhD, ATC; and Christopher J. Seagrave, PT, SCS, ATC, CSCS (Subject Matter Expert: Jason Brayley, MD)
- Orthopaedic Management of the Swimmer
Amber Donaldson, DPT, MPhysio (Manip), SCS, CSCS, and Dustin Nabhan, DC, DACBSP, CSCS (Subject Matter Expert: Omar Ross, PT, ATC)
- The Runner: Evaluation of Common Injuries and Treatment
Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD (Subject Matter Expert: Steven A. Hoffman, PT, SCS)
- Biomechanics of Cycling
Jeffrey P. Broker, PhD (Subject Matter Expert: Raymond Browning, PhD)
- The Biomechanics of Swimming
Scott A. Riewald, PhD, CSCS (Subject Matter Expert: Joel M. Stager)
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