z Bone Stress Injuries: Optimizing Bone Health in Runners and Managing Bone Loads During the Return to Run Process

Note: The recording of this webinar will be available until April 15, 2024.

Instructor: Richard Willy, PT, PhD

Description: More than 30,000 running events occur each year in the United States alone. This number, along with the number of participants and the age of the participants continues to climb. This webinar will discuss the risk factors associated with impaired bone health in runners and how to address them. Specific loading parameters that are tailored to bone will be described, along with how to design a bone loading program to enhance bone health in the runner. The complex nature of bone loading on the tibia and metatarsals during running and how we can influence these loads will be examined. At the end of this webinar, the learner will walk, or run away, with the basis to improve bone health in the runner, while also assisting the runner recovering from a bone stress injury to make a full and durable return to running.

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:  

  1. Describe what type of loading parameters influence bone strength in a bone loading program.
  2. Develop a basic bone loading program to enhance bone strength.
  3. Define factors that influence loading on the tibia and metatarsal bones while running.

Successful Completion: Participants will watch the on-demand recording in its entirety and complete an attendance verification and assessment in the Academy Learning Portal. You will have until April 15, 2024 to complete and review the course material.

Audience: Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants 

Continuing Education:

Physical Therapists: This online course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours.

The following states require continuing education units or contact hours with no state specific approval: CT, IA, and WA

Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:
Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP - Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT - Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT - Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC - Has nothing to disclose.
Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:
Richard Willy, PT, PhD - Has nothing to disclose.

Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported.

High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 
Additional requirements include: Web browser: latest stable version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, JavaScript and Cookies enabled, Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators, Do NOT use Internet Explorer as it is not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter or email or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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