A recently widely used approach to handle excessive use injuries that are common in runners is to use gait retraining. This is changing the way the runner runs using a completely different style. It makes sense that if you get an injury from running one way, then change the method you run. There's still a great deal to be discovered about doing this, however it is becoming more and more common and lots of clinicians as well as running technique teachers are utilizing this to assist runners. There is a recent episode of PodChatLive which was centered on this issue. PodChatLive is a live show for podiatrists and other health care professionals hosted by Craig Payne from Australia and Ian Griffiths from England. They go live on Facebook with a different guest monthly. The taped version is then published to YouTube and a audio edition is in addition published.
In the episode of PodChatLive on gait retraining in runners the hosts spoke with this with James Dunne. James is a very highly regarded running coach as well as the owner of the Kinetic Revolution website to assist runners with their exercising and running methods. In the episode they discussed why and when we would need to alter a runners running approach, and exactly how a health professional may do that. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that an individual approach is essential, and you will find no blanket techniques. One size will not fit all. They talked about the bidirectional and symbiotic relationship between running coachs and Podiatrists. James Dunne is a runner, a sports rehab therapist and coach from Norwich in the United Kingdom. He has a qualification in sports rehabilitation. James Dunne started the Kinetic Revolution coaching website back in 2010 as a way of giving what he learnt on his journey being an ex-pro rugby player to doing work in the sports injury world, and to him being a marathon runner.