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

This is a review published last year by Christian Barton et al in the BJSM on the use of running retraining to treat lower limb injuries. Published online: 14 Apr 2016 Open-access: YES Results: “Limited evidence supports the effectiveness of transition from rearfoot to forefoot or midfoot strike and increase step rate or altering proximal…

Is combining gait retraining or an exercise programme with education better than education alone in treating runners with patellofemoral pain?

A new research study has shown the potentially crucial role of education in the management of PFP. JF Esculier and team showed that there were no significant difference between groups in terms of function (KOS-ADSL) and VAS scores when comparing runners with PFP and dividing them into 3 groups: Education only, ‘Exercise+education’ and ‘Gait-retraining+education’. All…