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  • WSJ Calls Gait Analysis 'The Serious Runner's Salvation'

    The Wall Street Journal is bullish on gait analysis.

    Describing gait analysis as a way "to identify the root of an injury, or a bad habit that may lead to one," an article in the September 22 WSJ attempts to explain the relationship between common runners' injuries and how those runners move.

    "Increasingly, the runner's road to healthy joints starts with gait analysis," writes WSJ reporter Matthew Futterman. "Medical boots, cortisone shots or even surgeries never solved runners' problems the way 20 minutes of being filmed on a treadmill can, experts say."

    The article interviews athletes who have benefitted from the analyses and health care professionals who perform them, including Michael Silverman, PT, of the Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City. The online version of the article also includes an infographic that describes which gait-related problems can contribute to runner's knee, stress fractures, proximal hamstring tendinosis, and plantar fasciitis.

    Tip: be sure to check out the reader comments posted at the end of the article for insights on what the running public thinks about gait analysis. And don't forget to share consumer-focused information on running from MoveForwardPT.com—including a Physical Therapist's Guide to Running (.pdf).

    Comments

    • It is runner risk when they push their self to the limit.

      Posted by Knee pain Richmond on 1/8/2015 3:22 AM

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