Running-related injuries affect about 50% of runners every year. Our running style could be a contributing factor to the occurrence of these overuse injuries. We used a pressure insole device to observe the effect of running speed on running style, to compare the running style of previously injured and uninjured recreational runners, and to observe the effect of minimalistic vs conventional running shoes. Continuous measurement allowed us to assess variability of running style from one stride to the other, which warrants further investigation in the area of running injury prevention. Prospective follow-up of runners also identified using multiple pairs of running shoes simultaneously and practicing other sports besides running as protective against sustaining an overuse injury.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||6 Jul 2015|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- running-related injuries
- insole device