Up to 60% of runners will sustain an injury within any given year. Poor running mechanics, in conjunction with poor, ineffective and outdated training methods, can pose a significant injury risk. The book "RunSmart: A Comprehensive Approach To Injury-Free Running" was initially released on May 1, 2008 to address these issues in the running community. Paperback, special edition hardcover, and ebook versions are available directly from the publisher or on iTunes. Reviews can be found here.
RunSmart Clinic and Certification Program:
Level One (Prevention) is a 4 hour clinic that presents a broad overview of the concepts underlying the RunSmart program. This clinic focuses on training principles and running mechanics. It is geared towards the athlete, coach, personal trainer, and health care provider.
Level Two (Performance) is a 4 hour clinic that builds on the concepts of Level One and focuses on training- and performance-related issues. This is geared towards the athlete, coach, personal trainer, and health care provider.
Level Three (Physiotherapy) is a 5 hour program that focuses on injury recovery. It expands on the Level Two program and is geared towards health care providers, specifically those who have attained the McKenzie Institute's Cert. MDT or Dip.MDT.
Certification: A mentorship and certification program is available upon completion of Level Two (athletes, personal trainers, and coaches) or Level Three (physical therapists and health care providers). Please contact Allan Besselink for further details.
Upcoming RunSmart Clinics:
March 1, 2014 - Level One, Corpus Christi, TX (registration at http://runsmart.eventbrite.com).
A complete 2014 Schedule will be released in early February 2014.
RunSmart Track Club: This is a paid track club that meets concurrently with the training group on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45pm at RunTex Riverside. It is officially a USA Track and Field sanctioned club.
Private Consultation: Your own individualized RunSmart consultation. This includes video analysis and program development dependent upon your needs. Please contact Allan Besselink at 512-914-0871 to schedule your consultation.
Allan Besselink, PT, Dip.MDT has a unique voice in the world of sport and health care, one that has been defined by his experiences as physiotherapist, mentor, McKenzie practitioner, coach, innovator, author, educator, patient, and athlete. Read more about Allan, contact him, get updates via email, or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.