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Seminar not to be missed: New Trends in the Management of Running Injuries

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Craig Payne, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator


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    This is a one off day seminar to be held in Melbourne (venue TBA) on New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries on Monday March 26th, 2012

    Irene Davis set the scene at the APodC conference on this topic, now this seminar by Blaise Dubois will take it step further with the practical side of it. It will be controversial and will be well worth attending.

    Blaise Dubois is a Physiotherapist in Canada and a Consultant for Athletics Canada

    Topics to be covered:
    Preventive stress technique and modulation of workload
    (How can I optimize my training plan without causing injury?)
    Running shoe technology: for better or for worse
    (Who should we believe? Corporate publicity or scientific literature?)
    Plantar orthotics: answers to current medical practices
    (Treatment, prevention, biomechanical correction: art, science, or utopia?)
    The role of stretching exercises in the prevention of injuries
    (Should I stretch? Before or after working out? Static or ballistic? Warm or cold?)
    Evidence based and clinical-effectiveness
    (PFS, tendinopathy, MTSS... From evaluation to treatment: what are the new trends?)
    Guiding an injured athlete towards transfer activities
    (During a specific preparation period, what kind of transfer activity should my athlete do when injured?)

    Register here
  2. hkpod

    hkpod Active Member

    I just went to a 2 hour session of his last week here in HK - "New trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries".

    Blaise is a very good speaker and had some interesting things to say on the causes of running injuries (mechanical stress, intrinsic factors & extrinsic factors) & their prevention. In all fairness he was mainly presenting to runners (& not podiatrists) but I felt there were some evidence-based claims without the evidence (oh, except the good ol' Liebermann 2010 study.......... :deadhorse:). I am happy to be proven wrong as I am the first to admit I don't have the time to read & evaluate all the published literature out there. Maybe if this had been more than a 2 hour session he would have had more of a chance to get into the science behind his recommendations to transition to complete barefoot running.

    I walked away feeling as if a chunk of the talk was a barefoot running promotional advert (or maybe that was what most people were interested in??):bang:

    Anyway, just my thoughts :cool:
  3. toomoon

    toomoon Well-Known Member

    Ohhh yeah... I had the same experience with him over lunch in Montreal last year. He is definitely making the research, and its interpretation, fit his own views. That said, I will be attending. In the words of Don Chipp, "someones got to keep the bastards honest". It should be interesting, and I would encourage podiatrist to attend, because Blaise is very used to preaching to a group of converts. He might find this a little tougher going. I think he will have some interesting and useful thoughts on training.
    Send me my cheque for the plug whenever you are ready Craig (;
  4. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Just picked up this:
  5. hkpod

    hkpod Active Member

    I didn't agree with quite a few of Blaise's claims but attending his talk certainly made me go away and have a think and surely that has to be a positive! I would definitely go to another of his talks, especially if aimed at other health professionals rather than (as toomoon said it) "a group of converts".
  6. CraigT

    CraigT Well-Known Member


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