A series of online education courses created to help demystify the biomechanics of running and to explain why most running related pain and injury begins and ends in the foot.
1.) Foot Function: the foundation of human movement
2.) Foot Function and the biomechanics of running related pain
The foot is not only the most complicated biomechanical structure in the human body but also the most vital to human movement providing the foundation for stability, shock absorption and propulsion. This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the principles that govern foot function and explains how foot function deteriorates with lack of use, age and poor footwear choices and how to restore foot function with corrective exercises and Functional Footwear.
Competitive and recreational running has been one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world since the 1970´s and it´s popularity is still growing along with the number of people suffering from running related pains and injury.
The foot is the beginning of a biomechanical chain that provides stability, shock absorption and propulsion during the ground contact phase of running. Any dysfunction in the foot must be compensated for further up the chain ba the anke, knee and hip which are teh most commonly cited areas of the body to suffer from running related pain.
This online course will provide coaches, trainers and runners with a basic education in running biomechanics, foot function and running shoe design and the role these factors play in both the cause and cure of running related pain.
A must for every runner interested in injury prevention and pain-free running.