This is a podcast with Dr Rich Willy on running gait retraining on the Mountain Land PT running medicine podcast series. Those who are familiar with gait retraining research will have seen Rich Willy’s work and recognise his name as one of the leading experts in this area.
Rich just relocated to the University of Montana recently, he was previously working at the University of East Carolina for a couple of years.
This is a great podcast because Rich shares his experience and expertise along with Bryan Heiderscheit and Mark Anderson at Mountain Land PT. Bryan himself has done quite a bit of work in the area of running research at the University of Wisconsin.
They talk about practical pointers when it comes to gait retraining for runners and how they approach it. One of the things that I didn’t know that was pointed out by Rich in the podcast was the difference of cadence on a treadmill (roughly 3-4% increase) when compared to overground running. So the implications are that if you see gross over-striding for a patient on the treadmill, then we can expect an even greater degree of over-striding overground. Also when it comes to asking someone to increase their cadence, we need to keep in mind that they are running 3-4% higher cadence on the treadmill already.
There are many other gems in the podcast, so please do check it out. Click here to be directed to the Mountain Land website and have a listen!