Treating and Training the Female Runner
4 – 5
About this Event
This hybrid online/live 2-day course** will blend theory and practice to bridge the gap between our understanding of musculoskeletal, and sports performance with pelvic, abdominal and pregnancy/postpartum health considerations for female runners. The course is intended to be an entry level (and all external) opportunity for musculoskeletal and sports medicine health care professionals unfamiliar with pelvic health AND pelvic health providers unsure of how to prepare a patient for a return to sport to gain the foundational knowledge, clinical reasoning and relevant skills to integratively assess and address the full clinical picture for their female runners.
*(Information, reasoning, and strategies can be applied to other types of female athletes).
**Participants are required to complete a 2-hour online module that provides the evidence and conceptual foundation for the approach Julie Wiebe takes with female athletes. This module must be completed at least 2-months prior to attending the live course. This will provide participants time to apply the concepts clinically, develop questions, generate robust conversation and allow us to pursue more advanced topics in the live component. Module One will not be reviewed, but applied out of the gate in the live portion. You will need to provide a Module One completion certificate to receive course handouts.
The online course will cost $95, a 50% discount code will be emailed once you have signed up for the course.
At the end of the course attendees should be able to:
1. Articulate the challenges facing female runners due to unique anatomical, physiologic, pressure and neuromuscular variables.
2. Distinguish between the demands (speed, endurance, load, impact, intra-abdominal pressure etc.) placed on the stability system of a female runner by different fitness and sport pursuits in order to develop targeted treatment strategies to meet those demands.
3. Discuss the evidence demonstrating the link between the central stability and pelvic health systems to broaden practitioner theoretical understanding of intervention strategies that simultaneously impact both systems.
4. Recognize the relevance of pelvic health considerations to musculoskeletal and performance issues in orthopedic and sports medicine clinical settings.
5. Develop clinical strategies that access the anticipatory postural control system through breath mechanics interventions, muscular recruitment order, pelvic floor integration, alignment support, and intra-abdominal pressure management to promote continence, prolapse and diastasis management within fitness activities.
6. Learn to monitor, cue, and modify function and fitness form and strategies to facilitate impact attenuation, manage intra-abdominal, and promote proximal hip control in order to simultaneously optimize pelvic, musculoskeletal and performance health.
Day One (Live):
8:30-8:45-Introductions and Course Orientation
9:00-10:30 – Module One Applied to Female Runners (this is not a review, but next steps)
10:45-12:00-Clinical Reasoning for the Female Runner
1:00-2:00- Assessing the Female Runner (An ALL EXTERNAL and functional approach)
2:00-2:45-Lab assessment techniques
3:00-5:00- Assessment and collective clinical reasoning of a live volunteer from the community
5:00-5:30-Q and A
Day Two (Live):
8:30-9:30 - Q and A; Review
9:30-10:30- Pelvic and Abdominal health considerations for female runners
10:15-11:00- Case Review/Application (Triathlete with Prolapse; Triathlete with Pelvic Pain)
11:00-12:00- Build the Return to Run Program (Make it look like running)
1:00-2:00 – Lab: Build a Program for a client or volunteer
2:00-2:30- Running as Intervention: Clinical Decision Making When to Return to Run
2:45-4:45- Treatment Progressions/Regressions/Ongoing Plan for community volunteer
4:45-5:00-Final synthesizing comments
5:00-5:30 Q and A
Julie Wiebe, PT, has over twenty years of clinical experience in both Sports Medicine and Women’s Health. Following her passion to revolutionize the way women recover from pregnancy and return to high levels of fitness, she has pioneered an integrative approach to promote women’s health in and through fitness.
Her Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston Science concepts have been successfully incorporated by rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into a variety of populations. A published author, Julie is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, conferences and professional organizations.
Julie maintains a clinical practice in Los Angeles and shares her approach for post pregnancy and pelvic health recovery and return to fitness with women worldwide through online courses.