Barefoot Running

Healthy Biomechanics and Safe Transitioning

Are your patients or clients asking you about barefoot or minimalist running?

Barefoot running -- both actually barefoot and in minimalist or "barefoot" shoes -- is still growing in popularity, with runners turning to it in hopes of healing injuries and getting rid of pain that has persisted despite medical treatment.

However with the growth of the barefoot movement has come recognition that simply taking off your shoes is not a panacea, but in fact raises a host of questions about running biomechanics -- learning to run -- and how to manage a safe transition from conventional running shoes.

Whether barefoot/minimalist running will solve a runner's problems, exacerbate them, or cause new ones depends heavily on their transition to it and their biomechanics.

In this seminar we'll discuss the main biomechanical issues involved in transitioning to barefoot/minimalist running, common pitfalls of transitioning runners, and the basics of natural running form. You'll leave with a clear idea of what to recommend to your patients and what might be going wrong if they're injured.

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Barefoot Running: Healthy Biomechanics and Safe Transitioning

Friday, April 5th 2013 at 1:30-2:30pm

80 East 11th Street

New York, NY

The Balanced Runner

Suite 201

Taught by Jae Gruenke, GCFP

Founder & CEO of The Balanced Runner™ US and The Balanced Runner UK

Free of charge, but please RSVP to:

Light refreshments will be served.

Jae Gruenke, GCFP

Jae Gruenke is a running biomechanics expert and Feldenkrais Practitioner. Known as a “running form guru,” she is the Founder and CEO of The Balanced Runner™ in New York City and The Balanced Runner UK. She has helped runners from beginner to Olympian improve their form to become pain-free, economical, and fast. She specializes in helping those whose problems have not resolved with medical treatment and those transitioning to minimalist footwear or barefoot running.