What you get
One of the most powerful aspects of this membership platform is the private facebook group. We are currently 200 members strong consisting of an international, interdisciplinary group of professionals, who share a passion for all things running and endurance training . Everyone in the group is upbeat, supportive, and remarkably active. In addition to serving as a hub for discussion and exchanging ideas, the facebook group has also become a powerful network and resource that allows members to reach out or help others connect with the appropriate provider or specialist. Several times every week, Chris, Joel, and Nathan go live discuss various clinical and coaching pearls specific to working with runners and triathletes.
Every month I will take members through a lesson plan or presentation on a selected topic related to running while opening up the floor for a short period of time for questions thereafter. Example topics will include but not be limited to the following: evaluation and assessment considerations, exercise prescription, manual interventions, footwear considerations, running analysis, program design, and clinical reasoning. In the event that you are unable to attend the presentation in realtime, you can always go back to watch as they will all be archived and readily available.
EXERCISE VIDEO TUTORIALS
Most folks in the online community know me for the silent videos that I’ve posted over the past several years. The primary reason that I’ve kept the videos silent is to make it easy for folks to share them with their colleagues and clients while plugging in their own verbiage. While the videos often seem completely random, they each serve a specific purpose, which I will elaborate on as well as how they fit into the rehab and performance domains. The bottom line is that running has a specific and predictable set of performance demands that we should be able to prepare athletes for.
RUNNING GAIT ANALYSIS
It’s important to watch runners run. You’d be surprised how often clinicians neglect performing a running analysis before discharging runners from their care. Over the past few years, a wealth of research has emerged that helps us better understand the running gait. In this section, we teach you a simple and practical, evidence-based framework to help you demystify running gait analysis using “The S’s of Running Analysis.” We'll also share several cases using this approach to see how things shake down in the clinic and on the track with patients and clients, respectively.
Every month I will be conducting Q&A session for members to pose questions and have them answered in real time. These will be conducted through google hangout so others can join. They will also be recorded in case you are unable to attend the live session. This way you can either kick back and listen, throw questions at me, or simply tune in later. Any question is fair game.
What Others are saying...
The Runner’s Zone is more than just a learning resource. Chris, Joel, and Nathan have built an excellent community of clinicians with many different areas of expertise which lends to great group discussions, networking opportunities, and review of the literature. Chris, Joel, and Nathan provide us with weekly clinical pearls via facebook live which has been a great resource if you are short on time. The Runner’s Zone doesn’t stop there though! It is filled with lesson plans and video tutorials, which help tie various concepts together while refining one’s clinical reasoning skills. I look forward to all the learning opportunities that await!
-DANIELLE ADLER | Doctorate of Physical Therapy | RunFitDoc
The Runner's Zone is like a never ending continuing ed. I didn't know how much I didn't know about running until I joined. It has been a tremendous help in improving my ability to help patients accomplish their goals, both runners and non-runners alike.
-BRETT KUBRICHT | Chiropractor | Prosperity Chiropractic
I follow a lot of people and subscribe to many sites. I am a continuing education junky. With that said, the Runner’s Zone is where I head first. The content is invaluable to my practice. Keep it coming guys!!!
-JACQUELINE SHAKAR | Physical Therapist | Central Mass PT & Wellness
The Runner’s Zone has become my “Go To” place for invaluable running (and triathlon) related clinical and performance insights.
-ALEX EDWARD | Chiropractor | Midwest Rehab Institute
The Runner's Zone is more than a website for runner's. It's a group of athletes and clinicians who wish to further themselves through cold hard data, complimented with warm awesome people who help sift through it and break it down. They also help dismiss all the ridiculousness that continues to get posted on the web each day with the same objective and friendly approach. (bonus sentence if i was allowed) There is no question I'm experiencing better outcomes since becoming a member.
-ACKERLY SHAZAM | Physical Therapy Assistant
Runners Zone is a great resource for truly anyone interested in running. As a PT and runner I appreciate the hard work that Chris and gang put into keeping us up-to-date with excellent, reliable information. RZ is a great resource for any type of movement practitioner or athlete looking for a community of individuals who are interested in health, wellness and of course... running 😊
-ALINE THOMPSON | Doctor of Physical Therapy & Orthopedic Certified Specialist | LEVELUPREHAB
The Runner's Zone has helped me tremendously not only as a clinician, but also as an injured runner! Not only is it a never-ending resource of knowledge and experience with all things endurance-athlete related, but also a community of like-minded individuals providing support and encouragement.
-STEPHANIE MUNDT | Doctor of Physical Therapy
I am always excited to see what I am going to learn next from the Runner's Zone. It has helped me nudge my clients along and teach them to be strong and resilient in fun and meaningful ways. Such a great resource.
-ESLEY ALBERT | Physiotherapist
The Runner's Zone is my number one resource as a runner and a PT learning to help runners. I've recommended it to many of my friends, runners and Healthcare providers, alike!
-CAMERON DENNIS | Doctor of Physical Therapy | BACKONTRACK PT & WELLNESS
The Runner's Zone is my go to for all running/endurance related questions and injuries. It's unique combination of athletes, coaches and clinicians makes it the ideal place for where science meets application. The Runner's Zone does a great job at providing us with the most relevant and up to date research and is a never ending source of knowledge!
-DESMOND FUNG | Physiotherapist | DYNAMIC PHYSIOTHERAPY SOLUTIONS
Runner's Zone has completely revamped the way I practice and treat my patients. It's thorough and organized in a manner both useful for clinicians, students and other medical professionals really. I would argue it's the best running platform in the world. And Runner's Zone instructions makes me feel like I'm a bloody good PT when I impart the information to my patients.
-TRISTAN SEOK | Physical Therapist