What are the key components when assessing and treating runners? Should your treatment of running injuries focus on glutes? How can your runners schedule their training to improve recovery?
Physiotherapists Tom Goom and David Pope answer your questions on how to assess and treat patients with running-related injuries, including:
- The key concepts when assessing and treating running injuries
- Gait retraining programs
- The best ways to change running technique
- Does gait retraining cause fatigue?
- Is gait retraining suitable in painfree runners?
- What are the most important elements to prevent injury in runners?
- Scheduling to improve recovery from injury. When should your runner run, and when should they rest?
- Can we increase leg stiffness when running? Does increasing leg stiffness reduce injury risk?
- Strengthening for runners
- Do glutes become underactive or "not fire properly"?
- Does improving glute strength improve running mechanics?
- Calf tears - how can you treat these?
- What tests can you perform for your runners calves?
- Do runners have "stiff hips", and does it matter?
- Can you help runners with meniscal tears?
- How can you treat ITB syndrome?
- Is barefoot running helpful or harmful?
- Should we run in only 1 shoe if we want to win a race?
Links associated with this episode:
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Other episodes of interest:
- Physio Edge 082 Achilles tendinopathy treatment - the latest research with Dr Seth O'Neill
- Physio Edge 076 Footwear advice for running injuries with Tom Goom
- Physio Edge 075 Tendinopathy, imaging and diagnosis with Dr Sean Docking
- Physio Edge 068 Lower limb tendinopathy loading, running and rehab with Dr Peter Malliaras
- Physio Edge 042 Treatment of Plantaris & Achilles Tendinopathy with Dr Seth O'Neill
- Physio Edge 041 Plantaris Involvement In Achilles Tendinopathy With Dr Christoph Spang
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