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Is Running Really Bad for your Joints?

Is Running Really Bad for your Joints?

Is Running Really Bad for your Joints?

This course includes
58:32 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in February 2024


It is not rare to hear that running is bad for the knees, or for people to quit running by fear of damaging their joints. This online course will explore the latest science on the topic, so you can provide up-to-date information to your clients.

Learning Objectives

In this online course, we will:

  1. Understand the association between running and osteoarthritis
  2. Provide evidence-based recommendations about running to clients with / without osteoarthritis


Speaker Bio: Jean-Francois Esculier, PT PhD

Jean-Francois Esculier graduated in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 2009. He completed a Masters of research and a PhD at Université Laval on the topic of patellofemoral pain in runners (rehabilitation approaches, running biomechanics and footwear). He also did a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, where he conducted studies related to running and knee osteoarthritis. He is still an active researcher in those fields.

JF is a passionate clinician-researcher-educator. He acts as a Speaker at The Running Clinic since 2011, and also leads the Research & Development division which conducts research on running injuries. He’s a Clinical assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia, where he teaches to physiotherapy and medical students. JF practices as a clinician, working mostly with runners and triathletes through his clinic, MoveMed Physiotherapy, in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

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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.

Course Material included in this course
  • Is running really bad for your joints?
  • Welcome!
  • Introduction
  • Part A - Does Running Lead to Knee OA?
  • Question Session #1
  • Part B - Is it Safe to Run with Knee OA?
  • Summary
  • Question Session #2
  • Feedback

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