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Royal College of Chiropractors CPD event – Assessment of the Running Athlete with Luke Nelson

Course Date

Start: 21st October 2020 @ 12:30pm
End: 21st October 2020 @ 13:30pm

Course Location

Online, England

Course Description


Running is not only an increasingly popular form of exercise, but is also the basis for many field sports. Injuries in distance running are high, with around 50% of runners sustaining an injury in any given year. This presentation will cover some of the key examination steps when dealing with running athletes.


  • Important history questions relevant to the running athlete, including a workload analysis
  • Physical examination of the injured runner including mobility & strength assessments
  • How to conduct a running gait analysis & what to look for


After graduating from RMIT in 2003, Luke has worked in private practice for 16 years, and recently founded Health & High Performance in Mont Albert North. His vision is to provide high-quality healthcare to help keep active individuals and athletes doing what they love! Luke’s special interest is treating sporting injuries and, in particular, running injuries.

In 2016, Luke was awarded the Australian Chiropractic Association’s “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” for his contributions to the field of Sports Chiropractic. In 2019 Luke was awarded his Fellowship in Sports and Exercise Chiropractor by AICE.

A keen fitness enthusiast himself, Luke has completed 5 marathons, an ultra-marathon and 2 Iron Man triathlons.

Convenor: Nick Meltcalfe FRCC (Sport)


RCC Sports Faculty members participate free of charge. Contact to register.

RCC members participate at the subsidised rate of £5. Please register and pay online here

Non-Members: £25.  Please register and pay online here

Registration deadline Wednesday 21st October 11am BST.

Registration opens 14th October 2020.


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Jackie Leitch

Course Contact Email