Journal article

Running retraining to treat lower limb injuries: a mixed-methods study of current evidence synthesised with expert opinion

CJ Barton, DR Bonanno, J Carr, BS Neal, P Malliaras, A Franklyn-Miller, HB Menz

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

IMPORTANCE: Running-related injuries are highly prevalent. OBJECTIVE: Synthesise published evidence with international expert opinion on the use of running retraining when treating lower limb injuries. DESIGN: Mixed methods. METHODS: A systematic review of clinical and biomechanical findings related to running retraining interventions were synthesised and combined with semistructured interviews with 16 international experts covering clinical reasoning related to the implementation of running retraining. RESULTS: Limited evidence supports the effectiveness of transition from rearfoot to forefoot or midfoot strike and increase step rate or altering proximal mechanics in individuals with anteri..

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