Topic: The Triathlete's Running Injury Trap: A Scientific Look at Running Injuries & How to Overcome
Triathletes are at risk for running injuries if they are not training at the right level for their running event. Running injuries often occur when triathletes have not properly strengthened their bodies for the weight-bearing stresses of running, then they push themselves beyond their limits. That’s the triathlete’s running injury trap.
When a triathlete does get a running injury, it’s important for the coach to have a good recovery plan that is customized to meet that athlete’s individual requirements. A good injury management plan doesn’t just help the athlete recover from their running injury; it also identifies and addresses that individual athlete’s extrinsic and intrinsic contributing factors, builds a solid running base during the recovery period, and strengthens the athlete for their return to regular training.
Bruce Wilk has developed the first set of science-based guidelines developed specifically for runners and triathletes. This program includes three important elements: (1) objective criteria for identifying and assessing the injury, (2) specific exercises, tests, and clearance requirements that evaluate and monitor the athlete’s recovery progress, and (3) running drills that maintain the athlete’s running base at the weight-bearing level that is appropriate for their individual goals – which reduces the risk of reinjury when the athlete is cleared to return to training.
In this webinar you will learn how to:
·Identify a running injury.
·Distinguish a simple running injury from a complex running injury.
·Evaluate the severity of a running injury.
·Use the proper method to ICE a running injury.
·Develop a phased and individualized injury management plan.
·Use phased clearance requirements for monitoring running injury recovery.
·Use stretches and self-mobilizations to pinpoint the location of the injury and restore flexibility.
·Use closed-chain exercises to identify specific problem areas & evaluate progress during the recovery period.
·Use a Walk/Glide Program to develop and maintain an adequate running base during injury recovery.
·Use five Glide Drills to restore balance after an injury.
·Use four Plyometric Drills to develop strength before returning to regular training.
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Bruce R. Wilk, P.T., O.C.S., M.T.C, has been writing and lecturing on the subject of running injury management around the world for more than thirty years, teaching specialized classes for running clubs, professional associations, medical schools, and the military. He received his degree in Physical Therapy from SUNY, and is certified in Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Physical Therapy. His primary practice is in Miami, Florida, where he is the director of Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists. Wilk is also an avid triathlete and Ironman, President of the Miami Runner’s Club, and has worked with many amateur and professional racers as an RRCA certified running coach. Along with his wife, Sherry, he owns and operates a running specialty store called The Runner’s High, which has become the center of Miami’s racing community. His new books, The Running Injury Recovery Program andThe Running Injury Recovery Program WORKBOOK provide the first detailed, step-by-step instructions for the treatment of running injuries and lay out a clear course to becoming a healthier and better runner.