A recently trendy approach to take care of excessive use injuries which can be common in runners is by using gait retraining. This is adjusting how a runner runs using a completely different method. It's a good idea that if you get an overuse injury from running one way, then modify the way you run. There's still much to be found out about this process, but it is becoming increasingly popular and plenty of clinicians along with running technique teachers are utilizing this to assist runners. There was a newly released episode of PodChatLive which was focused on this issue. PodChatLive is a live show for podiatrists and other health care professionals hosted by Craig Payne in Australia and Ian Griffiths from England. They go live on Facebook with a new guest weekly. The taped edition is next published to YouTube and a audio version is in addition available.
In the episode of PodChatLive on gait retraining in runners they spoke with this with James Dunne. James is a very well respected running coach and the owner of the Kinetic Revolution to aid runners with their training and running techniques. In the episode they talked about why and when we may need to change someone’s running approach, and just how a health professional could go about doing this. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that an individual strategy is crucial, and there are no blanket strategies. One size will not fit all. They talked about the bidirectional and symbiotic relationship between running coachs and Podiatrists. James Dunne is a runner, a sports rehabilitation therapist and running coach from Norwich in the United Kingdom. James has a degree in sports rehabilitation. James Dunne started the Kinetic Revolution coaching website back in 2010 as a means of spreading exactly what he mastered on his journey being an ex-pro rugby player to working in the sports injury world, and to him becoming a marathon runner.