These tips serve as valuable reminders for both beginners and advanced runners.
10 essential 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.
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.
Be prepared for your workout to maximize your gains.
Peace & Love
Learn more about the "PEACE & LOVE" acronym to optimize recovery after a soft tissue injury (muscle strain, ankle sprain, etc.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.