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Blaise Dubois’ Running Injury Prevention and Treatment Course Returns to Milwaukee, WI February 24-26, 2012

RunningInjuriesLast January I attended a 3 day course called New Trends in the Prevention and Treatment of Running Injuries. The course, led by physiotherapist Blaise Dubois from Quebec City, was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend attending should you have the chance. I recently received an email from my friend Kyle Roberts who owns the Revolution Natural Running Store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he informed me that he is going to be hosting Blaise for another 3-day course in February. He asked if I’d be willing to post the details and spread the word, and I’m happy to oblige. Below is the information on the course that Kyle provided to me:

Contact Person: Kyle Roberts, C. Ped.
Phone: (414) 378-3287

Following the enormous success of the course entitled “New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries” in North America and in Europe, an international tour began in 2011. The inaugural US course held on the East Coast in January 2011 has already brought large attention to improved prevention and treatment of injury. Internationally, the course has changed the practice of hundreds of health professionals. Built from more than a thousand scientific articles and systematic reviews, it questions many current practices in the treatment of both runners and non-runners alike. With high quality audio-visual material, this course will integrate the theory and practice of a number of advanced concepts on running.

Topics include:

Injury etiology and theory
Diagnosis and treatment of injury
Planning of training sessions
Evidence based stretching and strength training
Biomechanical gait analyses
Analysis of the running shoe
Efficient running form
Optional group runs with experts in the field

The three-day course will enable you to efficiently treat your patients whether they are runners or active in other sports. You will leave with clinical tools such as a DVD (running mechanics, demo exercises, warm-up sequence…), a CD with a PDF document (evaluation sheets, exercise programs, tips, running programs, …) and a portfolio that includes all the academic content of the course.

The course is instructed by an internationally known teacher and leader in Running Medicine:

Blaise Dubois is a physiotherapist who teaches at the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University. Blaise has developed the Running Clinic Canada and has taught over 50 conferences around the world. His involvement with the Canadian athletics team has led him to travel around the world enriching his knowledge and adapting his clinical approach. There is no one who knows the research better than Blaise, he can cite specific studies by name, date, and researcher.

Special Note: We’ve invited Bryan Heiderscheit, PT PhD of the University of Wisconsin to join us and share some of his research!

Gifts, snacks, networking, and free monthly updated literature are some of the many extras you will receive by attending the 24-hour training course. Register now….course limited to 30 participants. 24 hours of CME approved for physicians and physical therapists.

Date: February 24-26, 2012 Three Day Program: 8 am – 5 pm

Cost: Special rate until January 8th – $495, (Regular Price $650 USD)

Location: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Greenway Clinic Greenfield, WI

Website: Follow link from home page of Footworks Orthotics, Inc. or directly

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  1. This is an excellent course for those wanting to gain a deep understanding of all the factors leading to injuries, the best prevention, and what the science really says.
    Mark Cucuzzella MD 

  2. You could’ve told us about real trail running shoes, Pete!

    The Saucony ProGrid Outlaw is 11.5oz (size 10US?), but is the only proper trail running shoe because it is a 3/4 mid-top, for ankle support.

    8 days too late for my ankle! I rolled it at the little toe, headlamp trail running downhill, so the whole foot acted as leverage on my ankle. Managed to get over myself and run the 2.5 miles home, but rolled it again in the last few yards! LOL. My toes are purple and numb today. Just waiting for the giant ‘blood slug’ clot to travel to my brain. ;)

    P.S. My Zebralight H600 arrived today! It’s immense! Albeit a week late for my foot. 

  3. wish i could attend.  i hurt my knee pretty badly last week while running and i have no how i did it, how to prevent it, or how to heal it (other than inactivity).

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