Physical Therapy: Running Injuries

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About the Author

Cristine E. Agresta, MPT, PhD. is an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory. She holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from Youngstown State University and a PhD in neuromotor science from Temple University. She has more than 10 years of experience treating running-related injuries and endurance athletes. Dr. Agresta has worked in several sports performance physical therapy clinics across the United States, including those in Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Denver. She currently performs running and sport assessments for recreational and collegiate athletes at the University of Michigan. 

Peer Reviewer: 
Brian Noehren PT, PhD, is an associate professor in physical therapy and orthopedic surgery at the University of Kentucky. He received his master’s in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut in 2001 and his PhD in biomechanics and movement science from the University of Delaware in 2009. He has been on the faculty at the University of Kentucky since 2009. Dr. Noehren is a clinician scientist with a focused research program dedicated to understanding how muscle function and biomechanics are affected in common running and orthopedic conditions. The long-term goal of this work is to develop new treatments to improve physical
therapy outcomes. He also continues to practice physical therapy and directs the runners clinic at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Noehren is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has also received numerous awards for his work, including the Eugene Michels Young Investigator Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. He has published over 40 papers on orthopedic and running-related injuries.

Learning Objectives
  • List common running-related injuries and recognize relevant contributing factors.
  • Summarize common biomechanical and spatiotemporal elements of running gait and how deviations may contribute to injury.
  • Utilize appropriate clinical tests for evaluation of functional limitations and impairments related to running injuries.
  • Utilize gait analysis protocols to assess patients who have or are at risk for running-related injuries.
  • Select appropriate interventions and formulate treatment plans for injured runners using clinical reasoning.
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Physical Therapy: Running Injuries

32.00
About the Author

Cristine E. Agresta, MPT, PhD. is an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory. She holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from Youngstown State University and a PhD in neuromotor science from Temple University. She has more than 10 years of experience treating running-related injuries and endurance athletes. Dr. Agresta has worked in several sports performance physical therapy clinics across the United States, including those in Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Denver. She currently performs running and sport assessments for recreational and collegiate athletes at the University of Michigan. 

Peer Reviewer: 
Brian Noehren PT, PhD, is an associate professor in physical therapy and orthopedic surgery at the University of Kentucky. He received his master’s in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut in 2001 and his PhD in biomechanics and movement science from the University of Delaware in 2009. He has been on the faculty at the University of Kentucky since 2009. Dr. Noehren is a clinician scientist with a focused research program dedicated to understanding how muscle function and biomechanics are affected in common running and orthopedic conditions. The long-term goal of this work is to develop new treatments to improve physical
therapy outcomes. He also continues to practice physical therapy and directs the runners clinic at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Noehren is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has also received numerous awards for his work, including the Eugene Michels Young Investigator Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. He has published over 40 papers on orthopedic and running-related injuries.

Learning Objectives
  • List common running-related injuries and recognize relevant contributing factors.
  • Summarize common biomechanical and spatiotemporal elements of running gait and how deviations may contribute to injury.
  • Utilize appropriate clinical tests for evaluation of functional limitations and impairments related to running injuries.
  • Utilize gait analysis protocols to assess patients who have or are at risk for running-related injuries.
  • Select appropriate interventions and formulate treatment plans for injured runners using clinical reasoning.