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Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis With Online Video

ISBN: 9781450424394

Autores: Reed Ferber, Shari Macdonald

Editora: HUMAN KINETICS

Número de Páginas: 152

Idioma: Inglês

Data Edição: 2014

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Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis With Online Video is the premier resource dedicated to running mechanics and injury prevention. Running continues to be one of the most popular sports, despite the fact that up to 70 percent of runners will sustain overuse injuries during any one-year period. Therefore, it is imperative for health care professionals, coaches, and runners themselves to be informed on injury prevention and optimal treatment. Referencing over 250 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, this text is a comprehensive review of the most recent research and clinical concepts related to gait and injury analysis.

Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis With Online Video supplies professionals with an expansive array of clinical applications. Physical therapists and athletic trainers will come away with an understanding of ways to build on standard practice, while runners, coaches, and personal trainers will gain a new appreciation for the performance benefits that gait analysis can provide.
Chapter 1. Incidence of Running-Related Injuries
Defining an Overuse Injury
Etiology of Overuse Injuries in Runners
Common Running-Related Injuries
Understanding Clinical and Biomechanical Risk Factors
Summary

Chapter 2. Assessing Foot Mechanics
Biomechanics
Atypical Foot Mechanics and Injury
Strength
Anatomical Alignment
Flexibility
Summary

Chapter 3. Footwear Selection
Overview of Running Shoes
Footwear Research Findings
Shoe Fitting
Barefoot Running
Orthotic Devices and Foot Mechanics
Summary

Chapter 4. Assessing Knee Mechanics
Biomechanics
Strength
Anatomical Alignment
Flexibility
Summary

Chapter 5. Assessing Hip Mechanics
Biomechanics
Strength
Anatomical Alignment
Flexibility
Summary

Chapter 6. Proximal to Distal Relationships: Case Studies
Torsional Forces
Frontal Plane Mechanics
Summary

Chapter 7. Can We Influence Gait Mechanics?
Feedback
Strength Training
Revisiting the Case Studies
Summary

Chapter 8. Overview of Clinical and Biomechanical Assessment
Foot, Ankle, and Tibia
Knee
Hip
Summary

Chapter 9. Technical Aspects of Video Gait Analysis
Sampling Frequency
F-Stop and Shutter Speed
Software Options
Summary
Reed Ferber, PhD, CAT(C), ATC, is an associate professor in the faculties of kinesiology and nursing at the University of Calgary and cofounder and director of the Running Injury Clinic in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Since 2003, he and his colleagues at the Running Injury Clinic have been among the world’s leaders in 3-D gait assessment and technology. Ferber received his PhD in biomechanics from the University of Oregon in 2001. He is a research associate for the Institute of Sport and Recreation Research in New Zealand and a certified member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. He has won several awards in teaching excellence and has authored or coauthored 43 articles appearing in Clinical Biomechanics, Gait and Posture, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, and other publications.

Shari Macdonald, BSc, PT, MSc, has worked for over 15 years as a physical therapist specializing in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. She has earned postgraduate certifications in manual therapy, dry needling techniques, and sport. Shari is the chairperson for the Alberta section of Sport Physiotherapy Canada and is a national board member. Since 2009, Shari has been the clinic director at the Running Injury Clinic in Calgary, Alberta, where they specialize in assessing gait biomechanics and the treatment of running injuries. Shari earned her master of science degree in biomechanics from the University of Calgary.

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