An injury from running is purely caused by carrying out too much running over and above what the body will take. The issue is that runners really do need to press harder whenever they desire to gain better outcomes. Having said that, pushing way too hard . ahead of the body having the possibility to get comfortable with working hard means that there is an raised threat for injury. There is a fine line among working hard to increase running times and working so hard so that an injury happens. In addition to that concern of the way the workload of the runner is monitored, there are a variety of other factors which might increase the chance of exercise related injury. These may be the utilisation of the wrong running shoes or perhaps there could be intrinsic alignment elements affecting the way in which the runner essentially runs. Running technique is now thought to be a significant concern in running injury causes as well as avoidance. In an episode of the live, PodChatLive, the hosts chatted over these topics with the physiotherapist, Stacey Meardon, PT, PhD. The hosts and Stacey discussed some of her research which has looked at those dysfunctional risks for running injury, particularly the step width changes for medial stress syndrome and knee injury. There were also some excellent clinical gems to think about when someone presents in your practice with a suspected bone stress overuse injury.
Stacey Meardon is a Physiotherapist and also Assistant Professor at East Carolina University in the USA. Her major research interests involve neuromuscular as well as alignment factors that lead to overuse injuries in athletes. The main purpose of Stacey's research is to stop overuse injury within the active groups seeking to improve lasting bone and joint health as well as remove just about any hindrances to physical activity. Her research is mainly aimed at identifying dysfunctional factors which result in running injury and elevated tissue stress during physical activity making sure that interventions that clinicians could fix dysfunctional variables related to injury, minimize pain, and also strengthen functionality.