Episode 2: Runner’s Knee & Gait Re-education with Brad Neal
In this week’s Train Smarter podcast, we have an interview with physiotherapist Brad Neal (@Brad_Neal_07).
Brad gives us the low-down on the latest research and clinical practice in treatment of patellofemoral pain, also known as runner’s knee.
For the technically and clinically minded, we discuss some of the variables we look to change when applying gait retraining principals to runners suffering with patellofemoral pain. We also consider other important factors such as training load which all help to build the bigger picture when assessing biomechanical stress factors in a runner.
Below are a number of links which will help support and expand the info in the interview.
Here’s a link to download the Consensus Paper from the 2011 Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat.
Running Cadence 5% Rule – Research & Application
Here’s a link for more information on running cadence, and specifically the use of the 5% rule versus the commonly misapplied ‘180 rule’.
Here’s a link to a video showing the Inner Range Quads exercise, sometimes known as a Poliquin Step-up, that Brad mentions.
Hip Extension In Running Gait
In this article we discuss the importance of hip extension in running gait, and the compensations we see when hip extension is limited
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