Running can be complicated.
Level 1 helps you be confident analyzing running forms and giving comprehensive plans
5 Categories of Running
You know you've watched people run and critiqued their form... so have we!
And based on the latest evidence, we've come up with the 5 most common categories of running gait that lead to injury. Running can be complicated, let's simplify it by using common language to help us focus on what matters most.
Runner Readiness Assessment
As much as we love running form, you have to treat the whole runner. The Runner Readiness Assessment is a quick guide to identify mobility and motor control deficits critical to running form. With the RRA, you can identify the top priorities and know where to start to make the biggest gains.
2D and 3D Analysis
Whether you use 2D or 3D, Level 1 shows you evidence based ways to analyze gait and identify form deviations leading to injury. With our cues for each category, you'll be able to use 2D and 3D to show your runners they're improving.
Get resources and expert advice on how to maximize your set up no matter what setting your in.
Runners need comprehensive plans to get long-lasting results. Use the RunDNA app to have all this information available for you to customize a plan for each runner.
You'll get 1 month free of the RunDNA app.
Learn from real life examples and hear how Doug and Scott handle these tricky cases! Practice on your own and see how your plans match up.
Get comprehensive plans so you can focus on the runner instead of the paperwork. Each running category and section of RRA has a tailored plan to individualize what your runner needs.
We've done the work for you!
What are Level 1 Certified Running Gait Analyst saying about the course?
I really like the running readiness assessment and breakdowns for each of the screening tools. I also liked the interventions provided based on specific mobility/stability impairments. Since the course is self-paced, I've already effectively used some of the strategies with my runners before even finishing the course!"
L. Wong, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
"From reviewing the case studies which bring together the whole systematic approach, I've been able to determine a better prescription for the runners I'm working with who are recovering from running injuries. Already, I am seeing more runners referred by current patients."
A. Xavier, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS
"It's been 2 weeks since I have taken the course. It is exciting to see how easily the information translated and that my runners are responding to the techniques"
K. Vanos, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS
Let's do this together
When I first started as a Physical Therapist, I was frustrated that I could not see the types of patients that I was most passionate about, runners! To build out my running practice, I had to find a way to stand out so that runners asked for me by name. I spent tons of time reading the most recent evidence, but when working with runners, I struggled to remember everything and put it all together. I realized that what I needed was a systematic approach.
It took years to refine my skills and build the RunDNA system, but it was 100% worth the effort. Today, I own a thriving clinic which has helped thousands of runners throughout the country reach their therapeutic and performance goals.
I am excited to share everything that I have learned and everything I have achieved to help you build a successful platform for your running clients!
Doug Adams PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
CEO ACE Running
As a Level 1 Certified Running Gait Analyst
Feel confident assessing and analyzing runners' gaits
Understand the 5 most common running categories that lead to injury
Be able to develop comprehensive treatment plans inclusive of the cues and exercises runners need to optimize their gait.
So many resources... Access to clinical reference sheets and patient handouts
Earn certificates of completion for 5 CEU credits that can be used for license renewal
Receive 1 month free access to the RunDNA App to develop training plans for your runners and communicate with them anywhere they run!
Meet Your Instructors
PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Doug completed a sports residency at the University of Delaware, becoming a Board Certified Specialist. He owns and treats patients at his endurance specialty clinic Omega Project PT.
Doug's interest in running started when he studied gait analysis with Irene Davis and Rich Willy, and then continued on as a clinician researcher. Doug combines the research with his extensive experience working with runners to develop the RunDNA system (app, 3D device, and certification courses) to establish a systematic approach to getting runners healthy. His research focuses on relating running biomechanics to running injury risk and works closely with the Air Force to conduct this research.
Doug lives in Wilmington, DE with his wife and three children. Doug has competed nationally in triathlons for 17 years and is also a Running/Triathlon Coach.
PT, DPT, CSCS
Scott is a sport medicine expert with an emphasis on optimizing running performance, running injury prevention, treating running-related injuries, and foot orthoses.
He is the Manager of Clinical Operations for UF (University of Florida) Health’s Outpatient Rehabilitation department Scott has dedicated his career to working with University of Florida Athletes to optimize their running, speed, and agility performance. He is the Running Injury and Biomechanics Consultant to University of Florida Track and Cross Country and Foot and Ankle Specialist for University of Florida Athletic Association Athletes. He is also a Certified Endurance Running Specialist, a USA Track and Field Certified Level 1 Coach, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Scott is a nationally recognized lecturer in the area of running medicine and is the current Chairman of the Academy of Sports Physical Therapy’s Running Special Interest Group.
He currently resides in Gainesville, Florida with his wife and two daughters.