Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses

The CE courses listed under the Physical Therapy category are intended for PTs and PTAs.

The Pose Method: A Standardized Approach to Running & Injury Prevention

POSE METHOD® SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION COURSE
Live Seminar: 16 Contact Hours


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Age Requirements

Candidates must be 18 or older at the time of attending the course.

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Prerequisites

None.

Required Study Material

To study and prepare for the RTS Certification all candidates must read and view the following material prior to attending the Clinic. This will ensure a better understanding of the subject.

  1. The Pose Method of Running (book) To get started with the Pose Method you must get familiar with the essence of the method, its history, its fundamental structure. The best way to do that is to read the Pose Method® of Running written by Dr. Romanov.
  2. The Running Revolution (book) Written for runners, this book provides coaches with additional information on client training, creating training programs, structuring training sessions and classes.
  3. 12 Week Transition Program (Video Program) This transition program was developed to help anyone on any level at any point to transition to Pose running. It provides clear and detailed information on the fundamental structure of the Pose Method of running and reinforces it with visuals, and demonstrations of practical application.

Certification Process

The certification process was developed to ensure the candidates are properly prepared for the certification examination and are prepared for the ‘technique specialist’ designation.

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Step 1

Studying the required and additional material is your first step on the way to getting Pose Method® Certified. We have provided you with everything you will need to help you study for the Running Technique Specialist Certification Clinic and to take the Online Exam.

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Attend a Clinic

Step 2

Theory and practice come together at the Certification Clinic. You will put to practice the theoretical knowledge you’ve gained, study and perform video analysis, learn how to teach running technique to your clients, practice running drills and strength exercises.

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Take the Exam

Step 3

This online examination has been developed to assess whether an individual exhibits the competency of required knowledge and skills necessary to be designated as and awarded the title of the Pose Method® Certified Running Technique Specialist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to attend a Certification Clinic to get Certified?

Yes. The Certification Clinic is part of an essential educational process that will enable you to teach the correct running technique.

Can I get Certified online?

No. To become a Certified Running Technique Specialist you need to gain actual practical  hands-on experience.

Is study material included in the price of Certification?

No. The required study material must be purchased separately.

I attended a running clinic with a coach who knows Pose Method very well, can I take the exam and get Pose Method Certification?

No. You have to attend a Certification Clinic conducted by our designated instructor and listed on our website in order to get Certified.

Who conducts the Certification Clinics?

All Certification Clinics are conducted by either Dr. Romanov or a qualified Head Coach that is also a PT or a DPT.

I'm a licensed PT in a state that is not listed on your 'approved' list. May I still attend and submit for approval on my own?

Yes, absolutely! We will provide you with the paperwork needed to submit for approval.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • You may cancel 45 days before the seminar for a full refund.
  • You may cancel within any other time-frame for a refund less an administrative fee of $100.00.
  • No refunds if cancelling 14 days or less before the seminar
  • To transfer to the same course scheduled for another date and/or location please contact us as soon as possible.
  • No shows – no refunds. However we will transfer your registration to another date/location per your request.

Continuing Education

This seminar is approved for 16 contact hours and/or meets the requirements of continuing education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants in the following states: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY

ABOUT THIS SEMINAR

This 2-day course is approved for 16 contact hours (check your state under the CEU tab above) and is designed for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants to learn how to use video analysis, running technique assessment tools, specific corrective technique drills and strength exercises to develop a clear and reliable course of action:

  1. to reduce and eliminate pain and disability associated with the chronic exertional compartment syndrome
  2. to successfully return to running after limb loss
  3. to significantly reduce knee loading when running
  4. to recover faster & better after a marathon or an ultra-marathon

Relevant scientific research and clinical studies will be presented.

“The course was one of the best I’ve taken. Dr. Romanov is a genius and I think his teaching is so relevant to our profession. I think I can speak for everyone when I say we all got a lot out of the class.”

– Jessica DePalma, DPT,
Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze the movement patterns of a runner within the standardized framework of the Pose Method
  2. Address the pros and cons of different foot strikes in running and how they contribute and/or lead to performance deficiencies and/or injury
  3. Reason through and discuss the common issues with the terminology currently used among runners and how it leads to misunderstanding of sound mechanics in running.
  4. Assign and perform drills that enhance the runner’s perception of the movement and improve his/her motor pattern
  5. Demonstrate understanding of video analysis of running gait based on the standardized framework of the Pose Method ®, explain the importance of the dominant running position and design plan of care to correct errors in movement
  6. Work directly with patients to rehabilitate their current injury, decrease the injury potential and/or recurrence and work on consistently improving their performance.

“About one year ago, I could not run fifty yards without extreme IT Band Syndrome pain. Today, I am the USA Paratriathlon National Champion.”

– David Kyle,
Sr Associate Director of Health & Phys Ed
University of Alabama in Huntsville

SCHEDULE

Duration: 2 days (Saturday- Sunday)

Hours: 9AM – 6PM

Exam: offered online, must be taken within 30 days after attending live seminar.

Registration: $890

CONTINUING EDUCATION

This seminar is approved for 16 contact hours and/or meets the requirements of continuing education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. For a complete and up to date list of states please look under CEU tab.

“The Pose Method has the potential to be used as a standard by which running performances can be evaluated, coached and enhanced. In twenty-five years of working with running athletes, I have yet to find a more meaningful resource.”

– Tom Whipple, PT, Penn State Sports Medicine,
author of The Endurance Paradox

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

Instructional methods will include lecture, video analysis tutelage, multimedia presentation, Q & A sessions throughout the course. The practical portion will include active participation for experiencing corrective drills and exercises, developing running skill and understanding of it, as well as demonstrating competence in course material. A printed multi-page handout will be provided as part of the course registration, options for obtaining further educational and training videos, DVDs, books, instructional booklets and continuing training will be discussed.