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Online Course: Common Biomechanical Errors in Runners

Speciality Classification
1 - 1.5 hours

Running injuries occur due to a number of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Running biomechanics and kinematic patterns contribute to the way the body absorbs ground forces. Poor running form can significantly increase the size of these forces and result in damaging tissue and joint loading. Identifying the primary error in a runners biomechanics can help to develop a management plan to comprehensively address their symptoms.


The aim of this course is to introduce the learner to common running biomechanical errors as seen in 2D and 3D Video analysis.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  • Video
  • Reading activity
  • Quiz
  • Target audience

    This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


    Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
    Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
    Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

    Requirements to complete this course

    In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  • Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
  • Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  • Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  • Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  • Complete a course evaluation form.
  • Learning outcomes

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • identify at least 2 intrinsic factors to running injuries
    • list at least 6 reasons for doing a running assessment
    • identify at least 5 important aspects in the camera setup for running analysis
    • independently identify the 5 running errors mentioned in this course based upon running case scenarios
    Online Course: Common Biomechanical Errors in Runners
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Runner’s Knee, Sports Injuries
    Provider Type
    Non Profit Organisation
    1 - 1.5 hours
    Price Details
    Included with a subscription
    Price: FreeIncluded with a subscription
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