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J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Aug;45(8):585. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2015.0503.

Running: Improving Form to Reduce Injuries.

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Running is often perceived as a good option for "getting into shape," with little thought given to the form, or mechanics, of running. However, as many as 79% of all runners will sustain a running-related injury during any given year. If you are a runner-casual or serious-you should be aware that poor running mechanics may contribute to these injuries. A study published in the August 2015 issue of JOSPT reviewed the existing research to determine whether running mechanics could be improved, which could be important in treating running-related injuries and helping injured runners return to pain-free running.


mechanics; runners; running-related injury

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