Healthy Running Continuing Education

In 2016, Topo Athletic proudly partnered with Healthy Running Continuing Education, an organization that provides evidence-based running education courses for coaches, trainers, fitness and medical professionals globally.

Healthy Running Continuing Education focuses on the energetics of running, running skill, injury evaluation and treatment. Content is evidence-based with numerous case scenarios, active drills and exercises, and practical workshops to apply concepts. The course curriculum includes a discussion dedicated to the science behind modern shoe technology and how footwear affects a runners movement patterns, biomechanics and kinetic chain. Healthy Running attendees can receive ongoing education credits for their participation from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), NASM, NSCA, ACE, USATF, USAT among others. 

The Healthy Running Continuing Education program is open to physicians, allied medical professionals, fitness professionals, running coaches, trainers, and runners. For a full overview of the curriculum, please visit the Content portion of the Healthy Running website. And, for a full list of programs in 2016, please visit the Healthy Running calendar of events.  Don't miss out on a special discount either! As a friend of Topo, you’re entitled to 10% off course registration for any future Healthy Running course using the code: TOPOFRIEND. 



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Team ACU-Running


Brad Cox Lic.Ac. is a Movement Specialist, ACU-Running Coach and Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Sports Medicine.  He is the co-Founder and CEO of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running.  ACU-Mobility is an educational and mobility products company, dedicated to the development of unique sport specific corrective exercise programs and innovative product design.  Brad has treated hundreds of athletes including: Olympic and world class Runners, Triathletes, Power Lifters, Elite Crossfitters and Professional Strong Men.  He is a consultant and running mechanics expert for TOPO Athletic.  He teaches workshops and seminars on running mechanics, mobility and movement analysis around the U.S.


Dr. Sonia Pasquale D.C., Lic.Ac. is a Chiropractor, Sports Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist, Movement Specialist, Nutrition Counselor and Co-Founder of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running systems.  She has specialties in Orthopedics, Functional Movement Analysis, Functional Medicine and Women's Health.  She incorporates advanced Chiropractic and Acupuncture manual techniques to create a unique integrative approach to treatment.  She works with both Elite and Novice athletes to help them achieve their individual physical goals.  She is the Director and co-Owner of Wakefield Wellness Center outside of Boston MA.


Chris Lehman , Lic.Ac., MAOM, Dipl. OM is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Movement Specialist and ACU-Running Coach.  Chris Specializes in Orthopedic Acupuncture and functional movement analysis working with all kinds of Athletes.  He focuses on balancing the body through Acupuncture and manual therapies to enhance proper biomechanics with an emphasis in sports medicine and injury prevention.


Kaitlin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  After graduation she worked for a short time in the Med/Neuro ICU at Moore County Regional Hospital in NC.  Kaitlin has been an avid runner for many years, having completed several road races at both the half marathon and marathon distance, before switching to trail running.  Her love for trail running came from the many long distance hiking trails she has completed, such as the Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail.  She is excited to share her love for running by being part of the ACU-Mobility team!

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