I Have Arthritis. Is My Running Career Over? Evidence-Based Management of the Runner With Osteoarthritis
Section: Orthopedics
Session Code: OR-3A-1180
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Room: 500 Ballroom

Speaker(s):   Leigh-Ann Plack, PT, DPT
  Michael Silverman, MSPT

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Multiple Level

Running produces many health benefits. Unfortunately, there is a common misbelief that running can cause osteoarthritis, which may deter many individuals from running as they age. This presentation examines the current evidence on running and its relationship to osteoarthritis in the hip and knee. Multiple strategies will be examined to mitigate the risks, optimize the benefits of running, and maximize techniques and strategies for treatment and management of osteoarthritis. Discussion of current concepts and the management of osteoarthritis including their application to case studies will enhance the participants' knowledge and understanding of the runner with osteoarthritis.

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize the causes of osteoarthritis.
2. Describe the controversies evident in current literature related to osteoarthritis and running.
3. Identify advantages and disadvantages of running for exercise in an aging population.
4. Use multiple strategies to mitigate risks and optimize benefits of running in disease prevention.
5. Discuss various treatment, training, and interventions for the athlete with osteoarthritis.
6. Apply principles presented to case scenarios related to hip and knee osteoarthritis.

CEU: 0.2

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