Dr. Christopher Segler was invited to get several lectures at the International Foot and Ankle Foundation 23rd Annual Las Vegas Seminar. The task was to help other podiatrists, foot and ankle surgeons and sports medicine specialist understand the keys to helping injured runners continue running. His talks were entitled When Do Runner’s REALLY Have to Stop Running?, Runner’s Heel: Pearls for Pediatric Physicians, and Minimalist vs. Maximalist Running: Current Trends & Related Injuries.
When asked about the conference Dr. Segler replied, “This is one of the largest medical conferences arranged by the IFAF, so it is truly an honor to be invited to speak here. Some of the most prominent foot and ankle specialist in the world attend this conference. Not surprisingly, the questions from the audience were all thought provoking. As physicians we all agree treating elite athletes can be a challenge. But the real challenge for us is to align our training, experience and expertise with the specific athletic goals of the athletic patient. We have to find a way to re-focus our thinking to keep the athletes healthy when they sustain a running injury. That is really our task.”