A recently popular solution to handle overuse injuries which are prevalent in runners is to use gait retraining. That is modifying 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 method you run. There is still much to be discovered about doing this, however it is becoming more and more popular and a lot of health professionals as well as running technique coaches are applying this to aid runners. There is a newly released episode of PodChatLive which was dedicated to the topic. PodChatLive is a livestrem for podiatry practitioners and other health care professionals hosted by Craig Payne from Australia and Ian Griffiths in England. They go live on Facebook with a different guest each week. The recorded edition is then published to YouTube and a audio version is in addition offered.
In the episode of PodChatLive on gait retraining in runners Ian and Craig chatted with this with James Dunne. James is an extremely highly regarded running coach as well as the owner of the Kinetic Revolution to aid runners with their coaching and running techniques. In the show they talked about why then when we may want to improve a runners running method, and just how a clinician may well do it. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that an individual approach is key, and there are no blanket methods. One size will not fit all. They brought up the bidirectional and symbiotic relationship between running coachs and Podiatry practitioners. James Dunne is a runner, a sports rehab therapist and running coach from Norwich in the United Kingdom. He has a qualification in sports rehabilitation. He started the Kinetic Revolution coaching website back in 2010 as a way of giving exactly what he learned on his experience as an ex-pro rugby player to doing work in the sports injury community, and to him being a marathon runner.