A new approach to running style analysis using a pressure-sensitive insole device: a small step towards injury prevention

R.M. Mann

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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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Hesselink, Matthijs, Supervisor
  • Theisen, D., Supervisor, External person
  • Meijer, Kenneth, Co-Supervisor
  • Malisoux, L., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date6 Jul 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789461594518
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • running-related injuries
  • insole device

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