The Essentials of Barefoot Running
Barefoot running is the newest running fad! Join us and find out why and how it can prevent running injuries and learn what types of footwear
are most appropriate to begin a safe barefoot running program.
This webinar outlines the biomechanics of barefoot running and demonstrates how this type of running may prevent running-related injuries. We
will discuss footwear that is appropriate for barefoot running and participants will be provided with a program designed to safely begin
Post session recording access
What You Will Learn:
Discuss how the biomechanics of barefoot running are different from traditional heel striking
Determine how barefoot running will unload certain body tissues and improve posture to prevent running injuries
Identify which types of footwear are most appropriate for barefoot running
Examine how to safely begin a barefoot running program
Jonathan E. Gallas, PT, DPT, CSCS, is a licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with 9 years of
experience rehabilitating runners, 20 years of competitive running experience, and 5 years of triathlon experience. Dr. Gallas is the facility
manager at Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers in Belvidere, Illinois. He specializes in rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports injuries, and
treats runners from many local running groups. He currently provides rehabilitation services to two high schools in Belvidere. Dr. Gallas
received his master's and doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Gallas is currently in the
dissertation phase of his doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to
attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound
quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link: https://apidemoeu.webex.com/apidemoeu/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php
Who Should Attend:
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Exercise Physiologists, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists, Personal Trainers, Fitness Professionals, Podiatrists, Orthotists