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Is running really bad for your joints?

Is running really bad for your joints?

Is running really bad for your joints?

Feb 01, 2024 - 19:30 (EST)
1 hour

Orthopaedic Division Members Get Access for Free. Check your email for your coupon code!


It is not rare to hear that running is bad for the knees, or for people to quit running by fear of damaging their joints. This webinar will explore the latest science on the topic, so you can provide up-to-date information to your clients.


  1. Understand the association between running and osteoarthritis
  2. Provide evidence-based recommendations about running to clients with / without osteoarthritis



  • Free for Orthopaedic Division Members 
  • $10 for CPA members (you must authenticate your CPA membership in order to see the CPA pricing tier)
  • $20 for Non-CPA Members


Webinar Details:

  • Date: February 1st, 2024
  • Time: 7:30pm EST
  • Speaker: Jean-Francois Esculier, PT PhD


Speaker Bio: Jean-Francois Esculier, PT PhD

Jean-Francois Esculier graduated in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 2009. He completed a Masters of research and a PhD at Université Laval on the topic of patellofemoral pain in runners (rehabilitation approaches, running biomechanics and footwear). He also did a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, where he conducted studies related to running and knee osteoarthritis. He is still an active researcher in those fields.

JF is a passionate clinician-researcher-educator. He acts as a Speaker at The Running Clinic since 2011, and also leads the Research & Development division which conducts research on running injuries. He’s a Clinical assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia, where he teaches to physiotherapy and medical students. JF practices as a clinician, working mostly with runners and triathletes through his clinic, MoveMed Physiotherapy, in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.


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