Treating and Training the Female Runner
(or any Female Athlete)
Treating and Training
Treating and Training the Female Runner (or any Female Athlete)** Online provides a robust, interactive learning experience that bridges the gap between our understanding of musculoskeletal, and sports performance with pelvic, abdominal and pregnancy/postpartum health considerations for female athletes. The course is intended to be an entry level and all external/functional opportunity. Musculoskeletal and sports medicine practitioners unfamiliar with pelvic health AND pelvic health providers unsure of how to prepare a patient for a return to fitness and sport to gain the foundational knowledge, clinical reasoning and relevant skills to integratively assess and address the full clinical picture for their female runners. The goal is to build strategies that free runners and all athletes from rehab edicts and provide a path back to automatic, efficient and powerful movement, function and fitness without pain or pelvic/abdominal health considerations.
The strategies for assessment and treatment are very adaptable to telehealth. In addition to practicing the concepts in collaborative conversations throughout and labs, the online course now includes a home study case as an opportunity to practice course concepts and prepare you for engaging patients via telehealth. **(Information, reasoning, and strategies can be applied to other types of female athletes).
Module One of Foundations (Diaphragm Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations Online or Live) is included as a part of the course. It provides the concepts, evidence and building blocks to rethink central control strategies that are inclusive of breath mechanics and pelvic floor. It is the critical first-step, and middle ground for the pelvic health and ortho/sports medicine communities to have a common starting point and language to step into the conversation for female athletes. Module One is the minimum requirement. More modules are highly recommended to broaden your understanding of the material and prepare to apply the ideas across a continuum of needs, in different populations-from basic first steps, to building targeted interventions for any type of female athletes and clinical reasoning with Julie in two-live cases in real time. Partial and full course bundles are available below.
- Foundations (Module 1)
- Treating and Training the Female Runner (Module 1)
- Female Athlete: Ready for Impact and High Intensity (Case Study)
- Treating and Training the Female Runner
- Foundations (Modules 1-7)
- Treating and Training the Female Runner
- Foundations (Modules 1-4)
Bundled courses provide professionals with a road map from early, foundational steps of client assessment through treatment progressions, movement based strategies and the clinical reasoning process for active and athletic female populations. The content progression scaffolds your learning intertwining pregnancy/postpartum/abdominopelvic considerations with musculoskeletal, functional, and performance health needs. Suggested Learning Pathway: Foundations (Foundations: Modules 1-7 or 1-4) for conceptual foundation, integration strategies and application in early care to assessment, treatment strategies and clinical reasoning for direct interventions with Runners and Athletes (Treating and Training the Female Runner).
Equip and empower all professionals that treat female runners (or any female athlete) with the ability to understand at depth, reason through and build programs that simultaneously address musculoskeletal, pelvic and performance needs. At the end of the course, participants will be able to address clinical questions including:
- Articulate the challenges facing female runners due to unique anatomical, physiologic, pressure and neuromuscular variables.
- 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.
- 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.
- Recognize the relevance of pelvic health considerations to musculoskeletal and performance issues in orthopedic and sports medicine clinical settings.
- 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.
- 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.
Pre-Course and Lab Requirements:
- Collect a video of yourself and one other person running* (*female runner/athlete is ideal for all videos). Videos should be from the front, side and behind.
- Collect pictures of yourself and one other person* from the front and side.
- Collect video of yourself, and one other person* performing bilateral single leg stance, squats, bilateral single leg squats, a squat jump and bilateral hops all from side and front views.
- Collect video from head to pelvis of yourself and one other person* taking a deep breath and then speaking or singing the ABC’s. Catching them laughing is a bonus! View should be from the side.
- Have a full length mirror on hand, room to move, and some type of resistance equipment on hand (bands, dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, etc.).
- Sign and return the course Terms and Conditions.
This course is intended to equip and empower professionals with the current evidence, theoretical constructs, clinical reasoning and practical tools to help treat and train female runners (or any female athlete). The information bridges the gap between musculoskeletal, and sports performance and pelvic, abdominal and pregnancy/postpartum health considerations for female athletes. All participants should apply the information within their State/jurisdictional scope of practice.
The PT/DC (medical pros) The course is intended to be an entry level (and all external/functional) opportunity for musculoskeletal and sports medicine practitioners unfamiliar with pelvic health AND pelvic health providers unsure of how to prepare a patient for a return to fitness and sport to gain the foundational knowledge, clinical reasoning and relevant skills to integratively assess and address the full clinical picture for their female runners (or any female athlete).
The PTA will gain insight into the theoretical basis for assessment process, and clinical reasoning behind the POC designed by the therapist. Course participation and self-reflective learning experiences with specific cueing, exercise guidelines, monitoring for signs of intolerance, program modifications, progression parameters and treatment methods will insure continuity of care.
The Athletic Trainer/Kinesiologist (AT/Kin) will gain insight into theory, evidence, reasoning and practical tools for integration of the POC into an athletes training program. Observation, and participation through self-reflection, will assist with monitoring and modifying an athelete’s program to keep pelvic, musculoskeletal, and performance health in mind.
Intended Audience: This course is intended for rehabilitation professionals. The course focus on clinical assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment strategy falls under the scope of rehabilitative intervention. Other professionals enter into this for informational purposes only to be understood and applied within their state/jurisdictional scope of practice.
I need a Certificate of Completion
You will have the option of two different course completion certificates depending on the regulatory requirements of your professional licensing body. Option one for international professionals that do not need CEUs and option two for US based PT and PTA professionals that require CEUs (available in 41 states and counting). For both options, new regulations require that you complete all course modules in order, achieve a passing mark on the post-course quiz, and complete a course evaluation to receive a Course Completion Certificate. You will have 3 attempts to achieve a score of at least 70% to unlock the course evaluation. All participants will be eligible for a course completion certificate generated through the Teachable School. Those who require evidence for CEUs must take the additional step of following a link to the regulator website, Redefine Health Education, to receive your CEU Course Completion certificate**
Is the course eligible for CEU's?
**This course is subcontracted to Redefine Health Education and has been approved for 16 CEUs. RHE is a registered CE approval agency of 41 states and counting. Find your state here: www.redefinehealthed.com/ceuinfo. If you have a specific question about CE credit for this course in your state, please direct your inquiry including the course title in which you are interested, to [email protected].
Computer Compatibility Needs
This course is hosted on the teachable.com online streaming service designed to handle any system setup. So if you have a computer and an internet connection you should have access without issue. If you have issues with a slower bandwidth connection then you can change the video settings to a lower quality to help improve any loading issues.
Julie Wiebe, PT, DPT has over twenty-five years of clinical experience in Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health, specializing in abdominopelvic, pregnancy and postpartum health for fit and athletic populations. Her passion is to return active patients to fitness and sport after injury and pregnancy and equip professionals to do the same. She has pioneered an integrative approach to promote pelvic health in and through movement and fitness. These strategies have been successfully incorporated by medical providers, rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into a variety of populations (ortho/sports medicine, pelvic health, neurology, and pediatrics).
A published author, Dr. Wiebe is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, conferences and professional organizations. She provides direct care to fit and athletic populations through telehealth and her clinical practice. Recently, Dr. Wiebe joined the faculty of the University of Michigan-Flint, a welcomed opportunity to pursue both her educational and research goals to promote optimized care in clinical practice across the continuum.
Want to book Julie for an onsite or online lecture, inservice or course? Please contact [email protected]