Cadence and periodization guidelines for the treatment of common running injuries

Course Description

1 Contact Hours / 0.1 CEUs

Running is linked to a high incidence of training errors and overuse injuries commonly seen in physical therapy clinics.  This course will discuss relevant questions regarding training history linked to common running injuries.  Treatment strategies reviewed will include periodization principles and cadence training.  Periodization teaches adaptations of running parameters such as frequency, speed, and distance to lessen injury risk.  Cadence training will focus on commonly used increases in step rate with discussion on pros and cons of each modification.  Together these treatment strategies can assist therapists in guiding their clients to return to run rehabilitation programs to assist in pain reduction and prevention of recurring injuries.

Target group: PT, PTA, AT, OT

Education Level: Basic

Course Outline-webinar- cadence


Objectives and Goals

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Name at least 3 potential causes of over training
  • Name the most common training errors associated with overuse running injuries
  • Indicate how to prevent common running injuries through training modifications
  • Indicate how to manage common running injuries through training modifications

Pre-approved in the following states

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  • Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
  • Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
  • Partial credit is not available. For online courses, passing module assessments and completing the course evaluation is required to earn continuing education credit. For live courses, attendance is confirmed by signing the attendance sheet at the course; ensure name and professional license number are accurate, and initial both morning and afternoon attendance.


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