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Assessment of the runner workshop

Running is not only an increasingly popular form of exercise but also forms the basis for field sports. Injuries in distance running are high, with around 50% of runners sustaining an injury in any given year. This presentation will cover some of the key examination steps when dealing with running athletes.

 

Learning outcomes

In this 4 hour workshop, participants will learn practical tips that can be implemented into the management of runners, including: 

  • Important history questions relevant to the running athlete, including a workload analysis

  • Physical examination of the injured runner including mobility & strength assessments

  • How to conduct a running gait analysis & what to look for

Date: Sunday 27th June, 11am- 3pm 

Location: Beyond Base, 16 Gordon Ave, Geelong West

About the presenter

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Luke Nelson - Chiropractor, Director of Health & High Performance, Fellow Sports & Exercise Chiropractor (AICE 2019)

After graduating from RMIT in 2003, Luke went into private practice, founding Chiropractic Solutions in Bentleigh East. After 15 years, it was time to move on to the next challenge, which saw him found Health & High Performance in Mont Albert North.

His vision is to provide high-quality healthcare to help keep active individuals and athletes doing what they love!

Luke's special interest in treating sporting injuries (soft tissue injuries, ankle sprains, ACL injuries, shoulder pain) and in particular running injuries (knee pain, ITB, Achilles pain, plantar heel pain). His unique approach takes a variety of different assessments and treatment techniques to get to the source of your problems and get you back on track.

Luke has presented widely around the world on various sports injury related topics, but most commonly on his favourite topic: running! 

In 2016, Luke was awarded the Australian Chiropractic Association's "Sports Chiropractor of the year" for his contributions to the field of Sports Chiropractic.

Luke has worked with a number of sporting teams and elite athletes from a variety of different sports including athletics, AFL, triathlon, golf, tennis, cricket, MMA, and CrossFit. 

A keen fitness enthusiast himself, Luke has competed in a variety of different sports throughout his life, but his current number 1 love is running! Luke has completed 5 marathons, an ultra-marathon, and 2 Iron Man triathlons. 

 

Luke loves to learn, and his extensive post-graduate qualifications include:

  • International Sports Chiropractic Practitioner

  • Postgraduate Diploma Sports Chiropractic

  • Masters of Sports Science

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 1

Luke also serves on a number of boards including:

  • President of Sports Chiro Australia

  • Sports Medicine Australia Victorian Committee