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Can gait re-training improve performance?

Interesting new research has found that running gait may play a significant role in efficiency and performance. We’ve summarised the findings and made some recommendations in the free download below. Download running technique tips Coaches have suggested for many years that running technique is key to performance but, until recently, we’ve had little evidence to […]

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New Gait Re-training App: Runcadence

Last week saw the release of a cutting edge new App to help runners optimise their gait re-training. Research has indicated that increasing step rate may help to reduce load in a number of areas where running injury is common. Runcadence, from Seattle based Physical Therapist and Triathlon Coach Christopher Johnson, is a simple, effective […]

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Runmatic, a new App for measuring running mechanics – by Dr. Carlos Balsalobre-Fernández

Gait analysis can be an integral part of running injury management and yet, for many clinicians, we lack the technology needed to fully assess biomechanics. Smartphone Apps are providing some interesting solutions but we need to know that their data is both reliable and valid. One App that has caught our eye in this regard […]

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Should I switch to forefoot running?

In recent years having a rearfoot strike (or ‘heel-striking’ as it’s commonly called) has got a bit of a bad press. Such has been its demonisation that runners in my clinic sometimes confess it through hushed whisper, as if the foot strike gestapo are hot on their heels. Websites have emerged devoted to achieving ‘optimal […]

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Effective cueing in gait retraining – by Rich Willy

Running gait retraining research is gathering pace and one of the leaders of the pack is Dr Richard Willy, Assistant Professor at East Carolina University. Richard’s research has found mirror gait retraining to be effective for reducing patellofemoral pain and has highlighted how improving strength doesn’t appear to alter running kinematics. We’re delighted to welcome Richard […]

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Gait re-education for Runners knee – by Running Technique Coach Ray Templeton

Following on from our recent articles on Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) we’ve enlisted the help of Running Technique Coach and Sports Therapist Ray Templeton. Ray has an excellent blog and YouTube channel. You can follow him on Twitter via @RunTechnique. Today he shares his views on PFPS so it's over to him for some […]

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