PODCAST: Dr Christian Barton discusses retraining in patellofemoral pain with Assistant Professor Rich Willy

Podcast brought to us by Dr Christian Barton from La Trobe SEMRC in Australia. In this podcast he discusses mainly about Rich Willy’s two specific studies on running retraining and PFP. The¬†first study¬†(open access) that was talked about was published in Sep 2011, which found that a hip strengthening program improved hip strength and SL…

Running quietly reduces ground reaction force and vertical loading rate and alters foot strike technique

A new study in the Journal of Sports Sciences by Xuan Phan and colleagues on the effects of running quietly. “During the normal running condition, 15.4% of participants utilised a non-rearfoot strike technique compared to 76.9% in the quiet condition, which was corroborated by an increased ankle plantarflexion angle at initial contact. This study demonstrated…