Start Running Right with These Tips

One of the most common questions from those considering running and those new to running is “what tips do you have for those just getting started?” I have been running since 1990 when I started training to join the British Army, although the Army showed me how much I had to learn! Although the Army… Read More

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Four Tips for Working Out Safely with High Arches

Are you part of the 20 percent of people who have high arches? Do you notice a lot of foot or ankle pain when you are exercising – and especially when you are doing intense, boot camp-style workouts? High arches increase your risk of developing a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including plantar fasciitis,… Read More

Why Does Running Hurt Our Lower Limbs?

Love running, but keep getting leg injuries? That could be because the way we run focuses jogging’s hard impacts in our lower limbs. In a light, half-hour run, the average recreational runner’s feet will strike the ground about 5000 times, absorbing shocks with every strike. Now Delphine Chadefaux at Aix-Marseille University in France and her team (2017) have used tracking techniques… Read More

Footscan Platform System: Identifying Normal Foot Loading Parameters & Repeatability

Research Paper Title Normal foot loading parameters and repeatability of the Footscan® platform system. Background The Footscan® platform system is one of the most commonly used clinical tools for the measurement of the foot pressure. The present study was designed to assess the repeatability of the system and identify the range of loading parameters observed… Read More

Injury Risk in Runners: Standard versus Motion Control Shoes

Research Paper Title Injury risk in runners using standard or motion control shoes: a randomised controlled trial with participant and assessor blinding. Background This randomised controlled trial investigated if the usage of running shoes with a motion control system modifies injury risk in regular leisure-time runners compared to standard shoes, and if this influence depends… Read More