Running – Virtual Physical Therapy Lecture
In this lecture, physical therapist James O’Brien will discuss proper running technique and its role for preventing runners’ injuries. In this lecture, he will demonstrate drills and strategies to achieve proper running form as well as various strengthening exercises to improve one’s running performance and ability to resist injury.
LEADER: James O’Brien, MSPT, OCS, CSCS
James became a physical therapist in 2009 after graduating with a MS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut. Since that time, he has worked with a variety of individuals including young children through geriatrics. His predominant focus has been in orthopedic physical therapy, treating musculoskeletal disorders. In 2013, he became a board-certified Orthopedic Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association.
He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, James was an airborne infantryman in the United States Army having served with the 82nd Airborne Division during combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. After his time in service, he got out of the military with one too many aches and pains and decided he needed to learn how to fix himself and to help others do same.