About the Course
Running Analysis, Functional Movement Analysis & Running Re-Education
Learn the invaluable skill of analysing running biomechanics and identifying inefficient running patterns that can lead to injury. This course will teach you the practitioner, how to identify movement patterns in running that contribute to injury and inefficiency, rather than relying on software. Once you can identify the issues, you will then learn coaching cues to enable you to re-educate basic running technique.
This is a very practical course which means that it will prepare you to use these skills immediately upon returning to your clinic or centre. Delegates will be analysed as case studies. You will learn, step-by-step, what movement patterns to look for. You will also learn the DMS Functional Movement Analysis for runners and non runners, to identify compensatory movement, single leg discrepancies, and muscle activation issues. You will then learn how to re-educate correct basic running technique using The Running School Movement Repatterning Method which has helped over 20,000 runners.
The focus of this course is not only on lower limb biomechanics but looks at full body biomechanics (from head to toe), which is often overlooked. Further, the day explores the most widely used interventions by practitioners and dispels some myths on the effect these have on rehabilitation and running efficiency. You will also consider case studies of both recreational and elite athletes and explore the interventions that were applied to make them more efficient and faster.
We will provide you with an overview of the evidence and the latest research behind changing running technique and movement patterns.
At the end of the course the participants will be able to:
Identify inefficient or incorrect movement patterns while running through video analysis
Identify inefficient or incorrect movement patterns using the DMS Functional Movement Analysis for runners
Understand the basic causes of running injuries from a movement perspective
Understand normal joint biomechanics and muscle activation during running
Identify the problems with various running styles
Understand how the brain is involved in running re-education
Learn coaching cues and coaching methods to correct basic running technique
Gain an insight into and receive advice on camera and software options for you to use in your practice
Founder & Director of The Running & Movement School Mike is the founder and Performance & Rehabilitation Director of the Movement & Running School.
He set-up the first Rehabilitation & Speed centre in the UK 1999 and his Clients include among others : athletes and teams from, The English Premiership, English Championship, German Bundesliga Rugby Union, Rugby league, Handball, Lacrosse, European Olympic Associations as well as Elite Track & Field athletes including World & Olympic Gold Medallists. Mike has been a coach for over 35 years and began coaching in 1982. He has worked in the UK, Europe and the USA. He has coached at professional and academy level and is a consultant for a number of professional Football clubs as well as track and field athletes in the UK and Europe. His Movement Re-Patterning methodology is not restricted to elite and up and coming athletes 50% of all the clients to the two London centres come for rehabilitation after surgery or injury.
Mike runs education courses and workshops for coaches, medical practitioners and rehabilitation specialists and has been described as one of the UK’s most “Innovative Coaches and Rehabilitation Specialists”. The Movement & Running School Methodology – Has been rolled out to over 30 organisations and Franchises in The UK, Germany, Norway, Spain, The Middle East and Japan.
He has been featured on TV in the UK, Europe and in the USA and in a number of newspapers and magazines for his work with kids movement, running and elite athletes – : BBC News, Sky Sports, Runners World, Running Fitness, The Times, The Telegraph Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, and many fitness magazines. His training methodologies have also been highlighted in many countries.