Common Biomechanical Errors seen in Runners

Common Biomechanical Errors in Runners

Recognize the most common running patterns seen in athletes that can lead to injury
Very useful when analyzing runners especially in my case because I have have had more cases with gait issues
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Introduction

Running injuries occur due to a number of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Running biomechanics and kinematic patterns contribute to the way the body absorbs ground forces. Poor running form can significantly increase the size of these forces and result in damaging tissue and joint loading. Identifying the primary error in a runners biomechanics can help to develop a management plan to comprehensively address their symptoms.

Aims

The aim of this course is to introduce the learner to common running biomechanical errors as seen in 2D and 3D Video analysis.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.