The way and where we hit the ground has a massive effect on what happens to our ground reaction force and in turn where we become injured. The below series of articles looks at some of the key points on gait and pain
FLUCTUATIONS IN STRIKE INDEX AND SPATIOTEMPORAL PARAMETERS IN PREVIOUSLY INJURED VS UNINJURED RUNNERS
R Mann, K Meijer, L Malisoux, R Brunner, A Urhausen, C Nuehrenboerger, D Theisen
Br J Sports Med 2014;48:632-633 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-093494.196
Abstracts from the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014
Knee pain and in particular pain around the knee cap has been investigated with a view to changing the way we run to reducing pain.
BACKGROUND PATELLOFERMORAL PAIN SYNDROME (PFPS)
B Noehren, J Scholz, I Davis
PFPS is the most common overuse injury in runners. Recent research suggests that hip mechanics play a role in the development of this syndrome. Currently, there are no treatments that directly address the atypical mechanics associated with this injury.
British Medical Journal Jun 2010
We undertook a simple clinical trial to demonstrate the efficacy of DMS
AMHERST SCHOOL BENCHMARK TESTING REPORT
J Nixon, S Searby
A six week DMS training program with pre and post program testing to measure the effectiveness of DMS in improving straight-line and multi-directional speed