This course will focus on the clinical application of current research for running rehabilitation & performance enhancement. We will use an analysis of basic bio-mechanical demands of running along with current research on running efficiency to synthesize a clinical exercise framework. We then incorporate concepts of teaching for individualized motor learning into the exercise progression. Our goal is to tackle two of the largest clinical challenges most therapists have on a daily basis; how to bridge research into exercise and how to teach & progress exercise so our patient achieves skill transference into the desired functionality instead of just gaining competency in the taught exercise.

After this webinar, it is our goal that you will have both the exercise progression & clinical thought framework to guide improvement in runner’s at all levels. While a basic exercise progression will be provided, the dominant theme will be the practical application of “what you do is less important than how you do it” to clinical practice.

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate



Course Objectives

  • Identify objective measures & functional tests that correlate with the biomechanical demands
  • Identify methods to translate those demands into principles for exercise progression
  • Identify key motor learning evidence to support clinical exercise progression rational
  • Identify the clinical concept of the “the function of the dysfunction” as a clinical thinking building block
  • Identify a basic exercise progression & freedom for adaptation that is applicable to a broad spectrum of running injuries by moving beyond strengthening by teaching function
  • Identify the basic biomechanical demands for successful running

Course Agenda

  • Review basic biomechanical demands unique to running and apply those demands to biomechanical screens.
  • Create relationships of screen components to pre-requisite motor learning tasks for running efficiency.
  • Understand the “Function of the Dysfunction” and its relationship to common running injuries.
  • Review related motor learning evidence & concepts into teaching a clinical exercise progression .
  • Develop a model for exercise progression that moves beyond strengthening into teaching function
  • Discuss how current research & running techniques are reflected throughout the clinical progression thought process
  • Progress through video examples of a basic clinical running exercise framework demonstrating the application of individualized motor learning goals to guide the exercise progression.
  • Review the model for exercise progression that moves beyond strengthening into teaching function.


  • Brian Beatty, PT, CFP

Brian Beatty, PT, CFP has over two decades of experience in private practice with a specific focus on endurance athletics. His undergraduate & physical therapy degrees are from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and he achieved his Feldenkrais Method Certification in 2006. An avid runner & cyclist himself, he regularly writes and presents on running efficiency, injury management and performance improvement. He has developed running biomechanics and injury management educational components that have been incorporated into national training programs. His passion lies in how to skillfully structure individualized learning opportunities into every patient or group interaction.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $49
Early Bird Rate: $31.20
Deadline: March 28th
Discount Code: EARLY


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