Does gait (re)training alter peoples biomechanics?
You bet it does! Should we be retraining peoples gait? We like to think, yes. What do you think?
“Overall, this systematic review shows that many biomechanical parameters can be altered by running modification training programmes. These interventions result in short term small to large effects on kinetic, kinematic and spatiotemporal outcomes during running. In general, runners tend to employ a distal strategy of gait modification unless given specific cues. The most effective strategy for reducing high-risk factors for running-related injury-such as impact loading-was through real-time feedback of kinetics and/or kinematics.’
Br J Sports Med. 2015 Jun 23. pii: bjsports-2014-094393. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094393. [Epub ahead of print] Gait modifications to change lower extremity gait biomechanics in runners: a systematic review. Napier C1, Cochrane CK1, Taunton JE2, Hunt MA1.
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