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Runner's Rehab Course - Princeton Health Employees

Session Dates
Sep 24, 2020  |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type: For Health Professionals
Blue Jeans video conferencing
Link will be sent to registrants on September 19

Course Sponsor

Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation
1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Educational Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the elements of lower extremity anatomy and function.  
  2. Identify the key foot/ankle joints to assess during a PT examination of a runner.  
  3. Report the functional role of the gluteal muscles.  
  4. Select appropriate questions for the patient specific to distance running. 
  5. Identify the role of the Midtarsal joint as well as the effect of 1st ray stability on foot function.
  6. Design an appropriate treatment program for a running patient with a foot/ankle injury. 
  7. Identify both normal running mechanics as well as inefficient running mechanics.  
  8. Design an appropriate plan of care for a patient who runs. 

Continuing Education Credits

This course is pending approval by NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 HOURS.


• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants

Course Description

This course will provide education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants regarding the assessment and treatment of a patient who is also a runner.  In the first hour, the biomechanics of the running gait will be presented with information on relevant anatomical components.  Common running gait inefficiencies will be discussed as well as the development of the plan of care and return to running program. 

In the second hour, a case study will be presented for a patient with a foot injury who is also a runner.  The specific examination techniques used will be presented with focus on proper assessment of the Midtarsal joint as well as the Talocrural and Subtalar joints. The treatment interventions administered will also be discussed, including the manual techniques, taping, and exercises that led to a positive outcome.

Course Schedule

6 - 7 p.m.

  • More than one foot forward: physical therapy for the patient who runs.
7 - 8 p.m.

  • Runner's Rehab Case Study: examination and treatment.

Educational Information

A certificate will be emailed to each participant after the conclusion of the course (live webinar).

About the Speakers

More than one foot forward: physical therapy for the patient who runs. 

Barbara Kutch, PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW 

Barb graduated from Stockton University in 2010 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  In addition to being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, she has been Titleist Performance Institute Medical level 3 certified since 2017 and became a Certified Running Gait Analyst through the Association of Clinical Excellence in 2018. Most recently she became certified by USA weightlifting as a Level 1 coach.  At Penn Medicine Princeton Health, she has developed a physical therapy program specific to golfers. In the clinic she works with athletes and patients of all ages with orthopedic conditions.

Runner's Rehab Case Study: examination and treatment. 

Megan Advani, PT, DPT, MPT 

Megan earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from ECU in 1999 as well as her post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UMDNJ in 2003. Megan has worked as a clinician in outpatient orthopedics for the past 20 years.  She has been an Outpatient Rehab Manager for Penn Medicine PMC for the past 4 years.  She previously worked as an adjunct faculty lab instructor at UMDNJ-Newark for the Musculoskeletal PT classes.  Megan has extensive experience in treating runners, dancers, and patients with foot/ankle injuries. She started a runner's rehab program in 2018 for Penn Medicine Princeton Rehab, which includes the evaluation and treatment of patients with running-related injuries as well as gait/running video analysis. 


Registration Information

Register by Setepmber 18, 2020.

If you are NOT an employee of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, please register here.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds will be accepted only until September 21, 2020.

Registration Fees

Princeton Health Employees:
Please register below.

Cost: Free
Please provide: the names of all attendees AND the name of your manager.

Internet registration for this event is over.