Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis
Reed Ferber & Shari MacDonald
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Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis With Online Video is the premier resource dedicated to running mechanics and injury prevention. Referencing over 250 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, this text provides a comprehensive review of the research and clinical concepts related to gait and injury analysis. Physical therapists and athletic trainers will come away with a clear understanding of ways to build on standard practice, while runners, coaches, and personal trainers will gain a new appreciation for the performance benefits that gait analysis can provide. The text has the following features:
• A discussion of the complexities of running biomechanics as they relate to muscular strength, flexibility, and anatomical alignment for the purpose of providing an advanced clinical assessment of gait • Guidelines for assessing, treating, and preventing a range of common and not-so-common running injuries • A detailed analysis of running biomechanics to help professionals identify the interactions of the kinetic chain and the causes of overuse injuries • 33 video clips embedded in the text, demonstrating biomechanical patterns relevant to running injuries and providing visual clarity for the principles discussed • Documented clinical examples to help practitioners apply the wealth of information in the book to their own practice
Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis With Online Video is the most comprehensive resource for running-related research. Readers will come away armed with the knowledge and tools to perform an advanced clinical assessment of gait and rehabilitate and prevent running injuries.