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Hip Dysfunction in the Running Athlete
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When: April 21, 2015
6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Where: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX  77007
United States
Presenter: Marie Potter, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, ATC and Christina Gomez, PT, DPT, OCS
Contact: Christina Gomez, SED 2nd Vice Chair

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The current rise in competitive and recreational running has led to increased attention toward this population in our profession. However, much of the available information focuses on knee and ankle injuries. Hip pain also occurs in the running population but significantly less resources are available for physical therapists. This may be due to the many factors that must be assessed in order for a physical therapist to correctly evaluate hip conditions in the running population. The focus of this course is to advance the knowledge of physical therapists in order to treat hip pain in running athletes appropriately. By the end of this course, participants will be able to evaluate, diagnose, and implement appropriate interventions for common hip conditions in the middle-to-long distance running athlete.



By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

- Understand the biomechanics of jogging
- Evaluate and diagnose hip pain in competitive and recreational middle-to-long distance running athletes
- Implement appropriate manual therapy and therapeutic exercise interventions in this population
- Understand how to safely return this population to running

Speaker Bio:

Marie Potter serves as the Education Development Coordinator for the Institute for Athlete Regeneration. Marie grew up in Richmond, VA where she attended the University of Virginia and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Medicine in 2003. Next in 2006, Marie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. After working a year in private practice Marie moved to Hermosa Beach, CA to complete an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency in 2008 and Orthopedic Fellowship in Sports Rehabilitation in 2010 at the prestigious Kaiser Permanente. Upon completion Marie earned her Board Certification in Orthopedics and Sports, as well as becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists. Marie became the Residency Coordinator for the Sports Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Residency Programs at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital in 2012. She found her true athletic talent when she began running for fitness in college. Since then she has completed several races from 5Ks to ultra-marathons, placing top in her age group, as well as qualifying and completing the illustrious Boston marathon. She enjoys treating runners and other endurance athletes because she understands the intense physical demands placed on them and can relate to their rigorous training schedules having completed similar events herself.

Christina Gomez is a faculty member and clinical mentor for the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Orthopedic, Sports, and Athletic Training Residency Programs. As a former gymnast, she developed her passion for movement science early in her youth. Christina is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of New Mexico in 2010. She is a Residency-Trained and Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics. She is completing her Manual Therapy Fellowship through the Institute for Athlete Regeneration and plans to graduate in May of 2015. Christina is a member of the APTA Orthopedic and Sports sections, TPTA, and AAOMPT. She also holds the position of Second Vice Co-Chair in the Southeastern District of the TPTA.


This course is approved for 1.0 CCUs.


Registration Fees:

PT/PTA Members:  Complimentary

PT/PTA Non-Members:  $10.00

Students:  Complimentary



5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Registration/Check-In/Networking

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM - SED Business Meeting

6:45 PM - 7:45 PM - CCU Offering


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