“The Runner’s Zone” is an interactive, online, multi-media membership platform designed to share my perspective related to working with runners while building a community of passionate clinicians, coaches, trainers, and runners.
- Learn from the comfort of your home from anywhere in the world, day or night
- Interact with members on a private Facebook group page
- Gain firsthand insight into the numerous videos that I’ve shared online in recent years
- Get my input on challenging cases
- Immediately and confidently apply what you learn
- Turn injuries into personal records (PRs)
- Get a free copy of my e-book, Running Drills to Master
What You Get…
One of the most powerful aspects of this membership platform is the private facebook group. We are currently over 100 members strong and have folks from various disciplines coming to us from all over the world. 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, who is part of the group. Additionally, I also go “live” almost every day to discuss a clinical, coaching, and/or entrepreneurial pearl or simply to share an anecdote from the day. The facebook portion of The Runner’s Zone, in and of itself, brings incredible value to this membership platform.
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, which ultimately comes down to bounding from one leg to the next in a balanced manner.
MONTHLY JOURNAL CLUB
Nearly everything in medicine and performance comes with a expiration date. We therefore have a professional responsibility to stay current with emerging research if we hope to be in the best possible position to help the runners seeking our services. Along these lines I will be selecting and reviewing one article per month related to running. I will break down the article and deliver it in a powerpoint format while discussing the implications of the results and how they might influence our decision making in working with athletes.
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 has helped us better understand the running gait. In this section, I will teach you a simple and practical, evidence-based framework to help you demystify running gait analysis using “The 5 S’s of Running Analysis.” I will 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.
- This is a yearly membership. Your credit card will be charged every year while you are a member. You may cancel at any time.
- This is a monthly membership. Your credit card will be charged every month while you are a member. You may cancel at any time.
Working with Chris has been one of the most influential experiences during my first few years of practice. His knowledge of relevant running related literature, as well as his ability to translate that into practical application in the clinic, allows him to solve complex problems with simple solutions.Managing running related injuries can be very challenging given their multifactorial nature. Chriss ability to get to the source of the problem and empower the patient to be an active participant in their recovery, sets him apart in the worlds of physical therapy and performance coaching.Nathan Carlson
I recently had the unique opportunity of spending an intensive day with Chris learning his approach to rehabilitation for the injured runner. I use the term “learning” loosely here since his mastery of this complex topic involves much more than a single day of learning as evidenced by the many years Chris spent refining his approach. Prior to moving into my current role as a clinician, I spent a number of years working in the field of strength and conditioning. As such it was enjoyable to discuss a process of rehabilitation that was built on sound principles of exercise prescription by someone who understands the process. The emphasis placed on motor control is rather unique and ties the approach together with real world application. I work in a clinic where I see a number of runners and the integration of what I learned from Chris into my practice has been very beneficial. As professionals, it behooves us to seek out opportunities to improve ourselves. I can say that my experience working with Chris has definitely made me a better clinician.Scot Morrison