Clapham Manual Therapy and Functional Movement

Prevention of Running Injuries



This article shows that a conscious effort to land more lightly whilst running decreases the risk of injury. This make take the form of make a conscious effort to land more lightly using heel strike,  or moving to a fore or mid-foot running style as it is harder to land heavily on the ball of the foot.  As an experiment try running a short distance barefoot, landing too heavily will be very painful and so this can give you an indication of where and how you should be landing whilst wearing shoes.  A light stride also indicates that you have more control over your limbs, it is important to build core and hip stability for running to maximise control and enable the proper use of your arms to propel you forward.

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