A recently popular method to handle excessive use injuries which can be common in runners is to use gait retraining. That is changing how a runner runs using a totally different style. It's a good idea that if you have an overuse injury from running one way, then modify the way you run. There is still much to be learned about this process, however it is becoming a lot more common and a lot of health professionals along with running technique coaches are using this to assist runners. There is a newly released episode of PodChatLive that was devoted to this issue. PodChatLive is a livestrem for podiatrists and other health care professionals hosted by Craig Payne in Australia and Ian Griffiths in England. They go live on Facebook with a brand new guest each week. The taped version is then uploaded to YouTube and a podcast edition is in addition available.
In the episode of PodChatLive on gait retraining in runners Ian and Craig talked with this with James Dunne. James is a very highly regarded running coach as well as the owner of the Kinetic Revolution to help runners with their training and running techniques. In the episode they talked about why then when we would choose to modify a runners running technique, and how a clinician may well do that. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that an individual approach is essential, and there are no blanket methods. One size doesn't fit all. They discussed the bidirectional and symbiotic partnership between running coachs and Podiatrists. James is a runner, a sports rehabilitation therapist and coach from Norwich in the United Kingdom. James has a qualification in sports rehabilitation. He started the Kinetic Revolution coaching website back in 2010 as a method of spreading just what he learned on his journey as an ex-pro rugby player to working in the sports injury community, and to him learning to be a marathon runner.