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These tips serve as valuable reminders for both beginners and advanced runners.

10 essential tips for runners

10 Tips for Runners

Mechanical stress quantification: Your body will adapt as long as the applied stress is not greater than your body’s capacity to adapt.

 

Stress quantification

Always progress your training gradually, whether it is in terms of distance, speed, intensity, or even when transitioning to a new pair of running shoes.

Guidelines for progression

Be prepared for your workout to maximize your gains.

Preparing for training

Peace & Love

Learn more about the "PEACE & LOVE" acronym to optimize recovery after a soft tissue injury (muscle strain, ankle sprain, etc.)

Peace & Love
No medication exists that can offer as many health benefits as a consistent physical activity program. You will live longer and healthier, sleep better and feel less stressed. In a nutshell, running makes you happier! And as Edward Stanley said: “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”
Impact physical activity

Clinical observations suggest that different types of mechanical stress lead to different running injuries. This poster shows a classification based on load, repetition and range of motions injuries. It also provides basic advice regarding treatment.

Different stresses lead to different injuries

Medical imaging in asymptomatic patients is almost as likely to reveal radiological "features" similar to symptomatic patients consulting for a non-traumatic injury. This poster shows typical incidental findings in people who do not have any symptoms.

Incidental findings in asymptomatic patients

A stress fracture is a frequent overuse injury in runners. A low percentage are classified as “high risk” for complications (secondary displacement, delayed consolidation, pseudarthrosis). In these cases, extended rest is warranted, and running is resumed only when there is no more pain. This poster shows which stress fractures are high risk.

High risk stress fractures

In most cases, tendinopathy is the result of tension overload. However, some specific tendons can also be exposed to compressive forces where they attach to the bone. At the early stages of treatment, it is important to avoid positions that compress the tendon. This poster presents which tendons can be compressed as well as the position of compression.

Tendon compression

Health care professionals have long preferred the so-called protection mode over the adaptation mode. This poster details which therapeutic modalities correspond to which mode, and indicates the right time for each approach.

The right mode at the right time