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Ultra Marathoner Joins North American Seminars, Inc. Instructor Team with Introduction of a New Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course, Running Injuries

North American Seminars Inc. introduces a new physical therapy continuing education course. Running Injuries - Examination, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions will be instructed by Jeff Taylor-Haas, PT, MPT, OCS, CSCSM.

Ultra Marathoner Joins North American Seminars, Inc. Instructor Team with Introduction of a New Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course, Running Injuries
Nashville, TN, March 13, 2010 --( This two-day intermediate level physical therapy continuing education course and hands-on laboratory course will provide the clinician with the most recent evidence-based practice guidelines for the examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment interventions for running-related injuries. New research on how to accurately diagnose and treat plantar heel pain, Achilles tendinosis, Achilles tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, stress fractures, and muscular strains will be reviewed. An emphasis on the utilization of video gait analysis as a key diagnostic and treatment tool will be incorporated throughout the course. Hands-on laboratory break-out sessions will focus on performing a functional biomechanical examination specific to runners, fabricating orthotic devices, and performing and interpreting selected special tests for the hip, knee, and ankle with an emphasis on their application to runners. Case studies will be utilized throughout the course to illustrate key concepts. This interactive course will allow course participants to enhance their diagnostic, examination, and treatment skills of injured runners. The overall course objective is to provide course participants with a thorough understanding of running biomechanics and the most recent evidence-based practice guidelines in order to effectively and efficiently enhance the quality of patient outcomes. A comprehensive course packet will include pictures, references, and clinical pearls for quick reference in the clinic.

- Understand the relationship between lower extremity anatomy and physiology and running biomechanics..
- Independently and accurately perform a functional runner-specific lower extremity evaluation.
-Understand normal running mechanics and apply this understanding to successfully treating injured runners.
- Identify and apply the latest evidence-based approaches to evaluating and treating the following common running injuries: plantar heel pain, Achilles tendonopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fractures, chronic exertional compartment syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome and lateral hip pain.
- Independently assess a running two-dimensional video gait analysis with emphasis on breaking down a runner’s form from the anterior, lateral and posterior views.
- Correlate biomechanical examination findings with a two-dimensional video gait analysis in order to apply evidence-based running-specific exercises to treat the runner’s biomechanical impairments.
- Discuss pertinent pharmacologic issues including commonly used medications and nutritional supplements, side effects, and potential interactions of physical therapy treatments with medications.

North American Seminars Inc Course Instructor

Jeff Taylor-Haas, PT, MPT, OCS, CSCSM is a sports physical therapist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Taylor-Haas obtained a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Saint Louis University in 2004 and is a board certified orthopedic specialist in physical therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength & Conditioning Association and an Adjunct Faculty member at the College of Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio for the department of physical therapy.

In 2004, Mr. Taylor-Haas co-authored and presented “Frontal Plane Kinematics & Correlations of Hip and Knee Angles During the Stance Phase of Running: Comparisons Between Two Speeds” as a sports physical therapy platform presentation at CSM in 2004. Jeff has lectured most recently in Illinois and Ohio on performing a Two-Dimensional running video gait analysis, evidence-based treatment of common running injuries and performing a runner’s biomechanical examination. Jeff treats runners and athletes of all ages and all levels of competitiveness. He specializes in performing 2-D video gait analysis, fabricating orthotics, performing a functional lower extremity biomechanical examination, and providing all patients with a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment approach.

An avid runner, Mr. Taylor-Haas has completed 7 marathons, including the Boston Marathon twice, and has a special interest in running injury prevention.

2010 Physical Therapy Continuing Education Dates
September 25-26 - Arcadia, CA
October 9-10 - St. Louis, MO
October 23-24 - Tampa, FL
November 13-14 - Columbus, OH

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