Barefoot Running 2


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At De Pere at Dawn on 3/14 for "Healthy Living for Spring," lead physical therapist for Aurora BayCare Sport Medicine, Corey Kunzer, presented on the new trend of running barefoot. Fascinating!!

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  • Barefoot Running 2

    1. 1. The Barefoot RunningCraze and Using ProperRunning MechanicsDe Pere Chamber of Commerce Corey Kunzer, PT, LAT Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine March 14th, 2012
    2. 2. Objectives• Running biomechanics• Running injuries• Current products on the market
    3. 3. Running Injuries• At some point >25% of runners experience musculoskeletal injuries that necessitate evaluation1• Running is (generally) an atraumatic sport, majority of injuries are overuse• Average runner strikes the ground 600 times per kilometer• Running increases impact on joints 2-5x body weight
    4. 4. Risk Factors for Running Injuries• Previous Injury• Volume• Body weight/ BMI• Form• Flexibility/ strength imbalances• Running shoe age
    5. 5. Most Common Running Injuries• Patellofemoral pain syndrome• Ilitiotibial band friction syndrome• Plantar fasciitis• Stress fractures• Medial tibial stress syndrome• Compartment syndrome• Meniscal injuries
    6. 6. Is there anything wrong with heelstriking?• Not necessarily…• Approximately 75% of habitually shod runners all over the world heel strike ( Hasegawa et al., 2007).• Modern running shoes are designed to make this more comfortable by using elastic materials in a large heel
    7. 7. Impact Transients• Associated with heel striking• Sudden forces with high rates and magnitude of loading that travel up the body• Contribute to high incidence of running related injuries
    8. 8. Running Analysis• Goals - Address issues BEFORE they arise - Fix the problem, do not just treat the symptoms - Allow the endurance athlete to run longer, run faster, and stay healthy•Multidisciplinary approach
    9. 9. Running analysis• Review of your running history• Full musculoskeletal evaluation• Foot structure analysis• Shoe and/ or orthotic recommendations• Dartfish slow motion video analysis• Personalized strength and flexibility program• Customized CD of your running
    10. 10. Heel StrikingHeellandsfirst, thentheforefootcomesdown(heel-toe lateral view, lateral view, shodrunning) barefoot
    11. 11. Midfoot StrikingHeel andball ofthe footlandsimultaneously lateral view, medial view, FiveFingers® FiveFingers®
    12. 12. Forefoot StrikingBall ofthe footlandsfirstbeforethe heelcomesdown(toe- lateral view, medial view,heel-toe barefoot FiveFingers®running)
    13. 13. Cadence• “Ideal” cadence is 90 strides / minute (180 steps / minute)• With lower cadence overstriding more likely to occur resulting in a braking force
    14. 14. Newton Running Shoes
    15. 15. Vibram Five Finger Shoes
    16. 16. Brooks Green Silence
    17. 17. Nike Free Run+
    18. 18. Zoot Ultra
    19. 19. K-Swiss Ultra Natural Run
    20. 20. How to ease into minimalist shoes• Step down – if using a stability shoe, try performance shoe first• Mix it up – Stick with regular trainers for longer runs• Do strides – Build up foot strength first• Gradual transition – Build up the distance each week• Stretch your calf and achilles
    21. 21. Books
    22. 22. Thank You“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson