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Running Footwear: Evidence-Based Recommendations and Clinical Applications for Physiotherapists

Running Footwear: Evidence-Based Recommendations and Clinical Applications for Physiotherapists

Running Footwear: Evidence-Based Recommendations and Clinical Applications for Physiotherapists

Jun 18, 2020 - 18:30 (EDT)
1 hour

Please note that this webinar is limited to 1000 registrants and will not be recorded to view later. We reccomend registering early to secure your spot. 



This session will present the latest scientific evidence on how running shoes affect biomechanics, injuries and performance. This will help physiotherapists make informed recommendations to clients seeking treatment for a running injury, or advice on injury prevention.


Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between different categories of running shoes (minimalist, maximalist, motion control, etc.).
  • Understand how different types of footwear can affect forces applied to the lower limbs.
  • Understand the effects of footwear on running performance.
  • Apply these concepts to case examples of injured runners.


Speaker's Biography:

Jean-Francois Esculier

Dr. Jean-Francois Esculier (JF) is a physiotherapist and clinician-researcher who completed a Masters, PhD and postdoctoral fellowship about running injuries and knee pain (patellofemoral pain, osteoarthritis). His research work focuses on optimizing care for injured runners, understanding how running footwear and gait modifications affects biomechanics and pain, as well as disseminating research knowledge to healthcare professionals and the general public.

He leads the Research & Development has been lecturing internationally with The Running Clinic since 2011. Dr. Esculier has a caseload including mainly injured runners at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic in Vancouver.

***This Webinar is FREE for all Orthopaedic Division Members***

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The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Orthopaedic Division

The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association helps our members improve their skills and service delivery through education, resources and networking.

With a reputation built on excellent instructors and a rigorous examination process, the Division offers tailored online e-learning, webinars, workshops, courses and practice resources for members at a reasonable cost and time commitment. Members learn from other practicing physiotherapists and stay current with a regularly updated curriculum and program delivery based on providing quality and modern treatment.

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