Is the running technique important?

A recently popular method to deal with excessive use injuries which can be prevalent in runners is by using gait retraining. This is modifying the way the runner runs using a different style. It's a good idea that if you have an injury from running one way, then alter the way you run. There is still much to be discovered about this process, however it is becoming a lot more popular and plenty of clinicians along with running technique coaches are utilizing this to assist runners. There is a recently available episode of PodChatLive which was devoted to the subject. PodChatLive is a livestrem for podiatrists and other health care professionals hosted by Craig Payne in Australia and Ian Griffiths in England. They go live on Facebook with a brand new guest each week. The recorded version is then published to YouTube and a audio version is additionally published.

In the episode of PodChatLive on gait retraining in runners the hosts discussed with this with James Dunne. James is an extremely well respected running coach as well as the owner of the Kinetic Revolution website to assist runners with their teaching and running techniques. In the show they spoke of why then when we would want to improve a runners running technique, and just how a clinician could do this. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that an individual technique is essential, and you will find no one size fits all approaches. One size doesn't fit all. They discussed the bidirectional and symbiotic connection 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 started the Kinetic Revolution coaching website back in 2010 as a method of giving what he mastered on his experience as an ex-pro rugby player to working in the sports injury community, and to him becoming a marathon runner.