A recently widely used solution to treat too much use injuries which can be frequent in runners is to use gait retraining. This is altering how a runner runs with a different style. It makes sense that if you get an overuse injury from running one way, then alter the method you run. There is still a lot to be found out about carrying this out, but it is becoming increasingly common and lots of health professionals along with running technique coaches are utilizing this to help runners. There is a recent episode of PodChatLive that was focused on this issue. PodChatLive is a live show for podiatrists and other health care professionals hosted by Craig Payne from Australia and Ian Griffiths in England. They go live on Facebook with a different guest weekly. The taped edition is next published to YouTube and a audio version is additionally available.
In the episode of PodChatLive on gait retraining in runners they spoke with this with James Dunne. James is an extremely well respected running coach as well as the owner of the Kinetic Revolution to help runners with their exercising and running techniques. In the show they discussed why then when we would need to adjust a runners running method, and just how a clinician could do that. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that an individual technique is key, and there are no one size fits all techniques. One size does not fit all. They talked about the bidirectional and symbiotic relationship between running coachs and Podiatrists. James is a runner, a sports rehabilitation therapist and coach from Norwich in the United Kingdom. James has a degree in sports rehabilitation. He started the Kinetic Revolution coaching website back in 2010 as a method of sharing exactly what he mastered on his journey as an ex-pro rugby player to working in the sports injury world, and to him becoming a marathon runner.