Healthy Biomechanics and Safe Transitioning
Are your patients or clients asking you about barefoot or minimalist running?
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.