Do you like to run? You’re in great company! Running, whether competitive or recreational, is the most popular sport in our society.
On your mark, get ready! You are invited to attend our workshop ‘On Running Technique and Injury Prevention for Improved Performance’ will give you an opportunity to ask everything you wanted to ask about running.
Think about it: running is the functional component of several sports such as baseball, tennis, basketball, soccer, football and track and field. In a few other sports, such as sprints and distance running for example, running is the only component.
However, this popular, financially affordable and effective fitness activity can cause some crippling injuries in some of its overzealous participants.
Where do injuries come from?
Poor technique, misalignment and muscle imbalance, fascial net system deconditioning and overtraining (e.g. doing too much too soon) are often at the root of running injuries. And because running is repetitive, small errors can compound, mile after mile and day after day, to create big problems.
Running is inherent to our natural behavior but over the years many of us have adopted a sedentary lifestyle which among others, robbed us of that innate natural rhythm and technique of running. Tracing our way back to a healthier and physically active lifestyle can be done by getting running the technique right, by developing conditioning programs and by having the appropriate equipment for you. All that helps people regain the natural rhythm of running.
Conditioning may seem natural, but it was not too long ago that conditioning for running, or any sport for that matter, was considered taboo. Even individual athletes like distance runners did not embrace the concept of all year-round conditioning. Prior to the 1950s, a 10K runner traditionally trained for only six months before an Olympic Game (Kramer 2000).
If your goal is to run injury-free and enjoy the sport, then running form, running conditioning and having the proper equipment (shoes, proper clothing) are crucial to achieving your intention. Our virtual workshop will help you understand the fundamentals of running biomechanics, efficient running form and technique, and how you can prepare yourself or clients for a successful running career.
Who should attend:
- The inexperienced runner
- The complete novice
- The relatively experienced runner to wants to improve their skill and efficiency
- The tri-athlete who wishes to decrease running time segment, or the soccer or basketball player who wants to improve speed and explosive power
- The coach or fitness trainer who wants to improve their athletes’ running skill
What you will learn during the workshop:
- The many safety aspects of running.
- The Bio-Movement (biomechanics) and skill of running.
- The pitfalls of “jumpstarting” a training program, including the causes and prevention of common injuries, the perils of ligament, bone and muscle overuse.
- How functional training methods can prepare you optimally for the upcoming running season and how to improve running efficiency (i.e. performance.)
- The principles and benefits of post exercise/training recovery methods (including preparing for the next run.)
About the Presenters:
Dr. Wilbour Kelsick is a sports chiropractor and the founder and spiritual core of the MaxFit Movement Institute. He has worked as medical staff with the Canadian National and Olympic teams for over 23 years. Wilbour served with the NHL, NBA and attended ten Olympic Games. In addition, he has been a sports medicine consultant with Olympic athletes from USA, Africa, Caribbean, and Sweden. He is also a contributing author to scientific journals and medical textbooks. His latest publications include part of the medical textbook on Fascia in Sports and Movement (2nd edition to be released soon- Handspring publishing) and a paper in Journal of Myotherapy Australia 2019. Wilbour received his B. Sc. in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University, his Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. His two specialties are sports medicine and rehabilitative medicine and he is a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) and the College of Chiropractic Rehabilitative Sciences (Canada).
Coach Tara Self Perry – Head Coach of Coquitlam Cheaters. Tara is a two-time Olympian, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, who began coaching with the Coquitlam Cheetahs Track and Field Club in 2005. Tara competed for Canada at every major championship over a span of 10 years. She finished 6th place finish at the 1999 World Championships in the 4x100m relay, 4th place at the World University Games in the 100m, Canada Games Champion in the 100m, Canadian Junior Champion, Olympic Trials Winner (1996) and a 10-time National Senior Medalist.
As a coach with the Coquitlam Cheetahs, Tara has coached athletes to a number of BC Provincial Championships and Teams as well as Canadian National Championships and Teams. Athletes coached by Tara include:
Ben Ayesu-Attah – 2017 Francophone Games 400m Gold Medallist
James Linde – 2018 World University Games 200m Silver Medallist
Jerome Blake – 2019 Pan American Games 200m 6th place, 4x 100m 4th place
Raquel Tjernagel – 2014 World Junior Championships 200m 12th place
For more information and to register, please call our office at (604)461-6888 or email us at email@example.com.
Tags: injury, injury prevention, running, sports