Alaska Physical Therapy Association - Fall Conference 2018

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Saturday and Sunday October. 13-14, 2018
Day 1:
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Day 2:
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Alyeska Resort
1000 Alberg Drive
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range
$100.00 to $1,200.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor

Alaska Physical Therapy Association
Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD

Training Overview Description

Course Name
Examination and Treatment of Running Injuries

Course Description
Successful treatment of running injuries has remained somewhat elusive to orthopedic and sports medicine clinicians. Through a greater understanding of the associated mechanics, advances in prevention and rehabilitation strategies can be made that will reduce the incidence rate of these common injuries. This advanced 2-day course will provide a thorough review of the most recent scientific findings related to the examination, diagnosis and treatment of running injuries. Discussion will focus on the current literature pertaining to running mechanics and injury, and the clinical decision making needed to achieve superior outcomes. The use of video analysis as part of the running gait examination will be emphasized, and novel strategies to modify running mechanics will be presented as part of a comprehensive approach to treatment. Multiple case studies will be integrated to illustrate concepts and promote idea application. The overall objective is to provide each participant with an understanding of the current knowledge pertaining to the management of running-related injuries, with techniques that can be immediately applied in clinical practice.

At the conclusion of this course, a participant should be able to:

  1. Identify biomechanical and training-related risk factors for running injuries using current evidence.
  2. Describe the factors that influence running form and performance.
  3. Consider mechanical factors beyond running impacts and excessive foot pronation that may contribute to running injuries.
  4. Organize and perform an efficient yet thorough physical examination of an injured runner.
  5. Determine the appropriate equipment to conduct a video running analysis and identify factors that can influence its accuracy.
  6. Perform a systematic and comprehensive video analysis of an individual running.
  7. Understand how to integrate findings from the physical examination and video analysis to determine appropriate injury management.
  8. Select specific rehabilitation exercises to target impairments of common running-related injuries, such as patellofemoral pain and iliotibial band syndrome.
  9. Identify effective strategies to modify the running form and determine when it is appropriate to do so as part of the rehabilitation plan.
  10. Differentiate the biomechanical characteristics of running with and without shoes and the implications for performance and injury risk.
  11. Understand footwear options available to runners and factors to be considered in the selection process.
  12. Identify risk factors associated with hamstring strain injury and key aspects of the rehabilitation.
  13. Develop an appropriate return-to-running program.


Location & Hotel Information
Alyeska Resort
1000 Arlberg Ave
Girdwood, AK 99587

Room Cost – $132 per night, plus $10 resort fee and tax
To Book Your Room – Call 907-754-2111 or 800-880-3880 and mention you are attending the Alaska PhysicaI Therapy Association 2018 Conference to ensure the special rate.

*Additional information can be found at the Alaska Physical Therapy Association Website. *

Primary Care
Pain Management
Family Medicine Physician
Physician Assistant
NP - Family Practice
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapist
Massage Therapist

Registration Information


Online Registration

Registration cost breakdown in the attached flyer

Contact: Alaska Physical Therapy Association 800-765-7848 ext. 7112 or