Run with CLASS: An Initiative to Optimize Physical Readiness for Active-Duty Service Members, 25 JAN 2023
The most common modality of musculoskeletal injury within the active-duty service member, or ADSM, population occurs via repetitive and cumulative strains incurred during running. As such, there is a growing initiative to proactively identify and address risk factors for running-related injury to mitigate time lost from active duty. The purpose of this session is to examine and discuss the efficacy of a structured gait retraining program designed to address modifiable factors associated with injury risk and overall function following running-related musculoskeletal injury.
"Run with CLASS" (cadence, lean, alignment, soft-landing, strike) is a structured gait retraining protocol developed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for potential widespread application across the ADSM population. Recent research has identified multiple kinematic and spatiotemporal parameters during gait associated with an increased risk of sustaining injury as well as the efficacy of incorporating feedback via gait retraining to modify said biomechanical parameters. Run with CLASS builds on these notions by targeting known biomechanical risk factors for running-related injury and improve clinical outcomes without the need for sophisticated instrumentation. We include a series of videos displaying runners with poor gait mechanics and offer to perform a running analysis on any participants.
This activity provides continuing education for physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants. A certificate of attendance is available for other attendees.
- Review evidence-based risk factors for running related injuries (RRI).
- Assess gait risk factors of the Soldier through video analysis.
- Apply intervention to address risk factors to reduce risk for RRI using the acronym CLASS as a framework
NC Womack Army Medical Center
Fort Bragg, NC
COL (Ret) Don Goss, DPT, PhD, OCS, ATC. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Kelly Leugers, DPT, OCS, TSAC-F. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
CPT Rhoda Anderson, DPT, TSAC-F. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Sara Mathews, DPT. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Mr. Kou Yang, MA, LAT, ATC. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Maria Gonnella, BA. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Nicholas Reilly, PhD, ACSM-CEP. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Lauren Mulier, MBA, BS. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
DHA J-7 staff, Planning Committee Members and reviewers have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose. All faculty members have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose.
- 2.00 ACCME Non-Physician CME CreditDHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 2.00 hours for completing this Internet Live Course activity.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 2.00 APTAAmerican Physical Therapy Association (APTA)The DHA, J-7, CEPO is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Approved Provider of continuing education. This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 0.2 APTA CEUs. The assignment of APTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by APTA. APTA CEUs are accepted by most state PT licensing boards. Learners are encouraged to check with their local chapter or state board to ensure that they accept APTA accredited courses for licensure renewal.
- 2.00 Certificate of Attendance
- 2.00 BOCBoard of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC)The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office (BOC AP #: P12034) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for a maximum of 2.00 hours/Continuing Education Units (CEUs). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
- 2.00 IPCEThis activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 2.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
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