Ep. 141 - Treating Running Injuries with Michael O’Hearn

Jun 18, 2024

“The heart of running injuries is tissue loading.” Michael O’Hearn

Our guest is Michael O’Hearn, PT, MHS, OCS, FAAOMPT. Michael received his Masters of Health Science from the University of Indianapolis ('99), his Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in Australia (’82) and his Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales in Australia (’81). Michael is currently an adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Fellowship Program in Orthpaedic Manual Therapy teaching courses in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Clinical Mentorship. Michael has had a multitude of articles published in Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and the Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy, among other publications.

In addition, he was at three MAPS Symposiums on clinical reasoning and the Maitland approach to running injuries. Michael has been awarded the Michigan Physical Therapy Association Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award and the Andrews University Physical Therapy Program Outstanding Teacher Award. Today, he is the Chief of Physical Therapy at Lakeland HealthCare in St. Joseph, MI, in addition to being a senior MAPS instructor. Michael has run over 30 marathons including 13 Boston marathons. He is also a 3-time Ironman triathlon finisher. With his vast experience and education, Michael fully understands the demanding environment facing all physical therapists today.


📚You will learn about:

  • Pacing during training sessions
  • Selecting appropriate footwear for running.
  • Running mechanics
  • Insights into treating injuries such as IT band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, plantar fasciitis, medial tibial stress syndrome, and more.

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