Episode 3: The Mechanics of Running Injury with Sports Podiatrist Ian Griffiths

Nov 5, 2013   //   by James Dunne   //    //  3 Comments  //  Affiliate Disclosure  

In this week’s Train Smarter podcast, we have an interview with sports podiatrist Ian Griffiths (@Sports_Pod).

Ian helps us to understand how the various loads the body experiences when running can sometimes lead to injury. Understanding how the stresses and strains of running are applied to soft tissues, bones and joints is important in learning how to treat any running injury effectively.

Episode Resources

As mentioned in the interview, below are a number of links and diagrams.

Stress-Strain Curve

AKA Deformation Curve

Deformation Curve
Image via: McPoil, TG. & Hunt GC. (1995) Evaluation and Management of Foot and Ankle Disorders: present Problems and Future Directions. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 21(6): 381-388.

Further Reading

These books by Kevin Kirby are a ‘must read’ for anybody wanting to delve further into these concepts in the context of the lower extremity.

Jay Dicharry’s book Anatomy for Runners also has a great section discussing many of the points in today’s interview.

Running Research Junkie

Here’s a great post from Craig Payne discussing Why do overuse injuries occur?

Ian’s Website

You can get in ouch with Ian via his website.

About The Author

James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.

 

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  • Ian, create little podcast mate as usual, I completely agree we need to break the mould that all podiatrists do is issue orthoses. Catch up soon mate.

  • Sorry should read great, sorry typing on phone

  • Brilliant!

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