Start date
19 January, 2019
End date
20 January, 2019
Date note
This 2-day course runs from 8:00am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday


Course Description

3 key points:

  1. Learn how to assess running gait and apply evidence-based running gait modifications to address different injuries;
  2. Learn about the different types of running footwear and provide evidence-based recommendations depending on injury status;
  3. Learn the latest evidence on treatment of running injuries including load management and exercises

This 2-day course runs from 8:00am - 6:00pm Saturday, and 8:00am to 5:00pm Sunday.

This course is open to Physicians, Chiropractors, Athletic Therapists and Kinesiologists and other health care practitioners as well.

Course Objectives

After the course, participants will be able to, based on the most recent scientific evidence:
• Apply the most important aspects of an injured runner’s assessment (subjective, objective)
• Understand the biomechanics of running and specificities of different running techniques
• Understand the links between anatomy, biomechanics, strength and pathologies
• Understand the different categories of running footwear
• Prescribe the most appropriate running shoes depending on the runner
• Assess running biomechanics in a clinical setting
• Apply the most efficient running gait retraining interventions
• Select the appropriate treatment tool based on the stage of injury (protection vs. adaptation)
• Learn how to apply the proper mechanical stress quantification to injured runners
• Know when to prescribe stretching exercises
• Decide on whether to recommend plantar orthoses or not for specific injuries
• Learn the specificity of running surfaces
• Perform and prescribe running drills
• Prescribe cross-training and appropriate training modulation based on specific injury types
• Prescribe new exercises / interventions for the most common running injuries
• Perform new taping techniques for running injuries


8:00am - 8:30am Introduction
8:30am - 9:30am Clinical assessment of the injured runner
9:30am - 10:00am Running biomechanics (practical session)
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:00am Running biomechanics (continued)
11:00am - 12:00pm Risk factors for running injuries: Anatomy, biomechanics & strength
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch break
1:00pm - 2:30pm Running footwear
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm Running footwear (continued)
4:00pm - 6:00pm Running gait: Assessment & Gait retraining

8:00am - 8:30am Questions + Review of Day 1
8:30am - 10:00am Mechanical stress quantification
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 12:00pm Managing training loads: Cross-training & Training modulation
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch break
1:00pm - 2:00pm Extrinsic factors: Stretching, Plantar orthoses, Running surfaces
2:00pm - 2:15pm Break
2:15pm - 5:00pm Evidence-based treatment for the most common running injuries




Jean-Francois Esculier completed his bachelor of physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa, Canada, before undertaking graduate studies (Masters and PhD) at Laval University, Canada. Over the past few years, he has conducted studies on patellofemoral pain in runners (treatment approaches, biomechanics, footwear), and shows particular interest for clinical research. Jean-Francois is also an active clinician and currently practices as a physiotherapist at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic in Vancouver, Canada. He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia. Given his interest for knowledge translation, Jean-Francois enjoys teaching continuing education courses pertaining to the prevention and treatment of running injuries through The Running Clinic. He has taught the course ‘New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries’ in North America, Europe and in Australia and New Zealand.


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PABC Course Cancellation Policy

PABC Course refunds are issued for cancellations received 1 month prior to the event, less a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds are issued for cancellations less than 1 month prior to the event.


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Event Cost
PABC members - $675, PABC New Grad members - $470, Non-PABC members - $750 plus GST
In person

Tall Tree Integrated Health Centre
5325 Cordova Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8Y 2L3