“Simple” Steps To Improve Running Form

Poor running form is a major cause of injury and inefficiency in both amateur and professional runners.  It is very easy to record yourself using iPhone/android apps like Coaches eye (http://www.coachseye.com/) and do your own analysis using the basic principles of good form. It is the easiest way to get quicker and stay injury free.

“poor running technique” courtesy of MarathonGuru

 

“Simple” Steps can improve efficiency and more importantly reduce your risk of injury.  This video shows a vast improvement in the same runner however in my opinion the runner is continuing to overstride particularly on the left!

“Improved running technique”  courtesy of MarathonGuru

 

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I qualified with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2004. Since graduating I have worked in St. James Hospital Dublin and have worked in all the areas of speciality within the hospital including cardiorespiratory, orthopaedics, rheumatology, care of the elderly, neurology, burns and plastic surgery among others . I have also completed a post graduate certificate in acupuncture in UCD 2009. The Physiotherapy Department in SJH has strong links with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and I have supervised undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students on practice placements and also delivered lectures on the undergraduate academic programme in TCD. I have a keen interest in all sports and currently plays with Cill Dara RFC 1st team squad, and Milltown GAA. I have previously worked as Physiotherapist to Co. Carlow Senior GAA Team, Milltown GAA, Leinster Junior Rugby Team and Cill Dara RFC. I am an experienced runner and competed in the Dublin City Marathon in 2002. I continue to participate in running events and multisport disciplines such as Gaelforce West, Gaelforce North and the Motivate Challenge. I have a particular interest in strength and conditioning. I utilise this knowledge of resistance training in the treatment of his clients. I am committed to continuous learning and development in order to ensure the optimal level of care is offered to my clients, and with this in mind I am currently undertaking a certification in Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) with the NSCA.

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