publication . Article . 2016

Effects of a 10 week footstrike transition in habitual rearfoot runners with patellofemoral pain

Sinclair, Jonathan Kenneth;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Sep 2016
  • Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Patellofemoral pain is the most common pathology in runners. Mid/fore foot runners experience lower patellofemoral loading compared to those who use a rearfoot strike. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of a 10-week intervention allowing runners with patellofemoral pain to transition from a rearfoot strike pattern. Nine male runners with patellofemoral pain were given a graduated 10-week program which allowed them to convert their habitual rearfoot strike pattern. Lower extremity kinematics, tibial accelerations, loading rates, patellofemoral kinetics and Achilles tendon kinetics were collected. Self-reported knee and Achilles tendon pain were exa...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: C600, Achilles tendon pain, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Achilles tendon, medicine.anatomical_structure, Body weight, Biomechanics, Osteoarthritis, medicine.disease, Physical therapy, business.industry, business
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