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Running Gait Analysis and Physical Therapy

August 20, 2015

The rate of running related injuries ranges from 19-85% with the majority of these runners do not return to prior levels of running (van Gent et al. 2007). Poor running mechanics and abnormal loading patterns have been documented as risk factors for future injury and can perpetuate current injuries. A recent review article highlighted the effectiveness of real time feedback of running mechanics on reducing abnormal loading and improving running mechanics (Napier et al. 2015). Research supports the real time feedback by a physical therapist to improve running form, reduce injury risk, and improve performance. To schedule you running gait analysis contact the experts at