Stress fractures are difficult to diagnose, challenging to progress, and exhausting to prevent. The injury process leaves clinicians frustrated and patients apprehensive as they gingerly return to running. Most rehab programs leave runners underloaded and underprepared for returning to training and competition.
We can do better!!
The way we manage stress fractures needs to change.
The standard stress fracture rehab looks like this.
Throw the runner in a boot.
Hand them some protocol based exercises.
Print off a standard return to run protocol when their doc says they can run.
Often, runners aren't even referred to rehab and instead have to navigate their rehab with Google, Instagram and their training partner's expert opinion
This approach lacks an understanding of bone stress injuries and never considers the individual runner in front of you.
Re-injury rates for stress fracture are high!
Nailing the rehab the first time is crucial to get your runners back to their training, their community, and their life!
In this six-week virtual cohort, I'll condense the latest research combine that with my decade of experience helping runners get back to jogging with their friends, winning state championships, and competing professionally.
I'll even bring on my friend and colleague Rebecca McConville to teach you all you need to know about nutrition and stress fractures.
By the end of this cohort, you will be confident in navigating a comprehensive subjective examination. You will effectively and efficiently perform a thorough orthopedic examination and gait analysis. Finally, you will be able to develop specific exercise and run plans catered to the unique runner in front of you. You'll be ready to handle these injuries and to step out as the expert on stress fractures in your local community.
This cohort will include:
- Six weekly, 70-90 minute presentations over Zoom covering a key, practical topic related to bone stress injuries.
- Weekly reading and practical assignments to further develop your knowledge.
- A private Facebook group utilized between sessions to expand on the lecture topics and case studies.
- Weekly office hours to get all your questions answered between sessions.
I'm so excited to share my mistakes and all I've learned managing these challenging injuries. Click on the button below to grab your seat and email me at email@example.com if you have questions!
"I've known Nathan for over 5 years, and I can confidently say that his knowledge of preventing and treating bone stress injuries is exceptional. His skills as a clinician coach make him an incredible resource to endurance athletes of all ages and all abilities. Whether it's helping young runners learn how to stay healthy, helping D1 collegiate runners win races, or helping master's level runners accomplish PRs--Nathan does it all. He approaches things with a practical and long-term view.
Lindsey Plass PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Allison Davis - KC Current Team Physical Therapist
"I am so glad I chose to learn from Nathan. I can honestly say I apply the skills I've learned from him in my practice every day. His knowledge of how to manage the endurance athlete is profound. If you work with endurance athletes, take this course!
Charlie Emerson - Head Athletic Trainer UMKC Athletics
"Nathan has been an asset to many of our athletes, especially those with the most complex injuries. His expertise as a physical therapist and running coach gain him instant credibility. His thoughtful and integrated approach allows him to uncover and address underlying issues. We have thrown some of our toughest cases at Nathan. His ability to create tailored solutions has improved many collegiate running careers."
Riley Beach 2x KSHAA State Champion
"Nathan has taught me skills for sustaining a healthy and long running career. My training capacity and ability to run higher mileage have improved. Working with Nathan has reinforced my confidence in my body."
Iowa State Cross Country and Track Athlete
Frequently Asked Questions
- When will the live lectures occur?
- Once course participants are finalized, a survey will be sent to determine the best day/time for live lectures to take place. Live sessions will take place during the week and take into account attendees in different time zones.
- What if I can't attend live?
- You will have access to video recordings of all presentations within 24-48 hours of each session. You will also be sent a separate audio file of the lecture if you would like to revisit this discussion or access it at a different time. Lastly, you'll be supplied with slide decks for each presentation and impact research papers.
- Will I get CEUs?
- The course is approved for 10 CEUs by the Kansas APTA. Following completion of the course, you will be supplied with a course certificate, course objectives, and a post-course survey you may use with your individual state board.
- Is this course different than Bones, Tendons, Weights, and Whistles?
- Throughout the year, I co-teach a course with my buddy Chris Johnson called Bones, Tendons, Weights, and Whistles. BTWW helps clinicians cast a wide lens on managing running-related injuries and examine topics like motivational interviewing, physical performance testing, tendinopathy management, bone stress injury principles, and prescriptive exercises principles. The cohort will take a more specific look at examination, progressive loading, strength training, and coaching philosophy relevant to BSIs.