Read an article featured in Runner’s World on “Gender-Specific Injury Prevention” featuring research from our lab. Dr. Ferber states that our research clearly shows “that if a runner is injured, they should be receiving a sex-specific analysis to determine the root cause of their injury.”
Stress fractures are one of the top five injuries for runners, and female runners are reported to be at significantly greater risk, with several studies reporting a twofold increase over men. The tibia (shin bone) is the most common site of stress fractures, accounting for nearly 55% of total stress fractures reported.
Click here to read the article and learn Dr.Ferber’s recommended exercises for prevention and treatment of ITB syndrome.
Click here for some of our most commonly used hip and core strengthening exercises. Our own research, and research from other labs, has shown these exercises to be effective at reducing your potential for developing an injury as well as optimizing and improving your treatment of common running-related injuries.
Clinic hopes research will lead to better treatment of common running injuries.
Dr. Reed Ferber, Director of Running Injury Clinic, today announced a new partnership with SOLE.
For over seven million Canadians, running is their primary recreational sport and the main method in which they keep fit. Over the past two decades, the greatest growth in running participation has been with those individuals who are older than 40 years of age.
Read more from Dr. Ferber’s interview advocating hip strengthening in runners with IT band pain.
The different physiological and biomechanical components of running interact in exciting ways that help runners do what they do- read about it here.
Click here to see how our partner clinic at MedCan in Toronto uses our Gait Analysis Software (GAS) to determine what muscles need to be strengthened and what other preventative steps can be taken by runners looking to reduce their injury risk.
Learn more about run3D available at The Oxford Gait Laboratory.