Friday • May 8, 1:15pm – 5:45pm and
Saturday • May 9, 8:00am – 3:30pm
Directors: Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT and Adam Tenforde, MD
Location: Spaulding Hospital Cambridge and the Spaulding National Running Center
This special workshop provides education to prevent, treat and rehabilitate running-related injuries of the foot and ankle injuries in children and adolescents. As a participant, you will:
- Learn state-of-the-art strategies for evaluation and treatment of foot and ankle injuries from world renowned specialists in patellofemoral pain and other conditions that impact youth who run.
- Participate in hands-on workshops for innovative and more effective strengthening of the foot and ankle.
- Visit a cutting-edge center for gait retraining and learn when and why this should be employed as a treatment strategy.
Highlights of this innovative program include:
- Epidemiology of youth running injuries
- Growth-related injuries in youth runners
- Physiological considerations in youth runners
- Medical management of youth running injuries
- Rehabilitation of the youth runner
- Minimal footwear in youth: a new paradigm
This program includes a lab rotation at the renowned Spaulding National Running Center, one of the premiere centers in the United States for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries and gait retraining, which can be a highly effective treatment option for runners of all ages and abilities. This year’s Running Medicine workshop provides participants with four lab rotations at the Center:
- Force measurements/IMUs
- Retraining preparation
- Gait retraining