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Running Technique Important to Prevent Injury

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 Running is a popular way to exercise this time of the year.  

     But physical therapists say there actually is a way to run incorrectly.  


     Josetta Bayless runs almost fifteen miles per week. She was  training for a half marathon this fall. That is until knee pain slowed her down.

Bayless says, "I felt like a pop in my knee and so that was, i wasn't able to run really."

   She attributes the problem to her lack of knowledge of proper running technique.

Bayless adds,  "I knew that there were better ways to do it and everybody kind of has their own little way."

She visited freeman rehabilitation and sports center to find out what caused the pain.

Bayless says, "My feet were not in the proper alignment. I lean a little forward more in my form. My stride was not really correct."

Freeman Physical Therapist Kendra Boswell says, "Her shin lands kind of at an angle, from that line and that's just really, really bad for the knees and a lot of people run that way."

     Kendra Boswell is a physical therapist at Freeman, and says that injuries like these are common among new runners.

Boswell says,  "At least half of them will have some type of a running mechanic thing that can instantly be changed with practice."

Bayless says that after her experience, she believes people should put more thought into how you run, than how much.

Bayless says, "I don't think people really understand that it there is a technique to it. It's not just, you don't just put on your shoes and go out. There are things that you need to consider."

     Things that she believes have helped her feel more confident about her running technique now.

Bayless says "I do, I feel better. I think what Kendra did, the information she gave me helped me become more efficient in the way I run."

     Freeman hospital offers running assessments with a physician's referral.


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