Mindful Movement: The Best Path from Rehab to Performance
Completely FREE webinar from MedFit Classroom
This webinar was live broadcast Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Any offers or discounts mentioned may no longer be available.
Presented by Danny Dreyer, Founder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking
This webinar will primarily focus on running and walking injuries; how to decipher their cause, how to prevent them, and how to move past injuries in a way where they’ll never happen again.
Many trainers and physical therapists approach rehab thinking that the cure for the injury is to simply strengthen the muscles around the injured area for better healing and support. Unfortunately, this approach often doesn’t take into consideration the actual cause of the injury which can be a number of things, most often biomechanical in nature, but which must be addressed if the client is to fully heal and prevent any recurrence of their injury.
We’ll go over the reasons for injury and what to look for that could be the main culprit. It’s not running that hurts your body, but the way you run that can do the damage. Change the way you move that’s causing the problems, and the problems will go away and never return.
We’ll go over stride mechanics of walkers and runners and give you a good set of tools to approach both rehab and injury-prevention.
All of the principles used in ChiWalking and ChiRunning are based in the centuries-old practice of t’ai chi, which has been proven to provide a wonderful balance of stability and fluidity in anyone’s movement.
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Danny Dreyer was one of the early pioneers in introducing a mindful approach to the world of running. After being disturbed by the fact that 65% of all runners get injured every year, he set about to find a solution to this endemic problem. He realized very early on the intrinsic value of the T’ai Chi principle of always moving from your center, and when he applied it to his running, he discovered a paradigm shift in an ancient sport.
Danny’s calling is to educate trainers and runners about why many people never heal from injuries, or are constantly plagued with relapses. For decades running coaches have focused primarily on strength training to improve their athletes’ performance, or to help them recover from injuries. But, Dreyer found that changes made in how you move can prevent injuries from recurring or from happening in the first place.
Based on the whole-body movement principles of T’ai Chi, this unique and effective internal method of movement relies on logic and mindful attention to the causes of running and walking injuries, instead of relying strictly on strengthening to correct inefficient or harmful biomechanics.
A runner for over 45 years and a T’ai Chi practitioner for 20 years, Danny has run 43 ultra marathons and 15 marathons after the age of 45. He has co-authored (with his wife) ChiRunning, ChiWalking and ChiMarathon – all published by Simon & Schuster. Has also been a featured speaker at the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Marine Corps, Air Force and San Diego marathons. He has appeared on CNN, NPR and CBS and featured in Running Times, Body & Soul Magazine, Health, Shape, Fitness, Elle, Washington Post, New York Times and Web MD.
Dreyer has a passion for teaching, a love for speaking, and an ability to make physics, physiology and biomechanics understandable to the everyday runner and walker.