Complete Runner: Injury to Performance


Sunday June 18 – Complete. Physio Exercise Performance.

This one-day seminar will not only cover key considerations in managing the injured runner, but their journey through to performance. Topics including running retraining; training load management, training cycles and structure; strength and conditioning for the running-based athlete; and nutrition during injury management and for performance will be covered.

This live in-person event at 656 Bridge Rd, Richmond will offer opportunity for lots of Q and A and interaction with presenters, ensuring a great learning experience.

Presenters Biogs
Assoc. Prof. Christian Barton

Christian is an Associate Professor at La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, and co-director of Complete.  He is an expert in managing people with persistent musculoskeletal pain, but has a particular interest in knee osteoarthritis, patellofemoral pain and running related injuries.  He is a world leader in the use of running re-training in the management of injured runners, with more than 150 peer reviewed publications.
Ellie Pashley

Ellie is a physiotherapist, running coach and elite marathon runner. She represented Australia in the marathon at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and is co-owner of Runstrong Online Coaching with Julian Spence. Ellie combines her physio background with training, racing and coaching experience when managing runners and of all abilities.
Corey Innes

Cory is currently the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for Track and Field at the Victorian Institute of Sport in Melbourne, Australia and has worked with countless high-performance athletes including Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth games medalists across a variety of sports and track and field disciplines. He regularly presents to International and National Sporting Organisations and University Sports Masters programs (La Trobe). Cory is passionate about applying strength and conditioning principles to athletes of all abilities
Jessica Rothwell

Jess is a sports dietitian at the Victorian Institute of Sport, and the National High Performance Nutrition lead for Athletics Australia.  Her excitement for supporting athlete’s individual health stemmed from her experiences growing up on a dairy farm, and competing internationally in the sport of race walking. Jess consults at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre where she enjoys working with individuals of all ages to develop realistic and achievable strategies that are complementary to their lifestyle or training/competition goals.


10.00-10.30: Registrations, welcome and introductions.

10.30-11.30 Christian Barton: Managing RISK in the runner – consideration to injury and  performance

11.30-12.30 Ellie Pashley: Load management and optimisation – The role of coaches from injury to performance

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-2.30 Cory Innes: Understanding and applying strength training for the running based athlete

2.30-3.30 Jessica Rothwell: The role of nutrition from injury management to performance

3.30-4.00: Panel discussion