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RUNNING CASE STUDY CHALLENGE 3: WHAT’S WEIRD ABOUT THIS RUNNING STYLE

RUNNING CASE STUDY
CHALLENGE #3

Thanks to Kate in Auckland, NZ this time for capturing really well her client running on the video that we analyse. Although there are some quite unusual and technical elements this time (as well the usual culprits like “Trendy Hip”, etc) to be seen. The foot-flick is particularly ‘weird’!

This client only reports ‘niggling’ Left knee pain from running, with no previous history.

So why don’t you see if you are getting more skilled at seeing and interpreting the biomechanical forces at play? Once you can understand the negative forces that potentially lead to the niggling problem, then you are empowered to decide how to correct and retrain and rehab.

Ok – ready for Running Assessment Challenge #3? Rules of the Game are below in case you need reminding.

Alright over to you with your Xray Vision 😉 !

Ulrik

PS – Rules of the Game:

1. Have a close look at them running
2. Press “Pause” when I tell you to on the video
3. Then make a list of any of the classic biomechanical and technical issues that we have covered.
4. Press play again and you will see my list

How do they compare?  I will also rate any seen findings as “++” for severe, and “+” for moderate. Will you and I see the same things when we look at these runners, I wonder?

PPS – Below is a reminder of what we are looking for.  All these issues have been covered in previous Rehab Friday videos, and can be revisited HERE.

Common Biomechanical issues (relating to muscle imbalances and old injuries):

+ Excessive Anterior Tilt pelvis
+ Trendelenburg Sign (opposite hip drop when landing on foot)
+ Medial / adducted knee position
+ Over-pronation / turned out position of foot

Common Technical Errors (that will improve with cueing and coaching):

+ Medial feet overlapping
+ Hunched chest / shoulders
+ Heavy foot asymmetry
+ Lazy lifting swing phase
+ Foot flicking swing phase
+ Excessive Over-striding