Have you have any patients come in asking about running mechanics and how they could improve their gait? Or talk about running and discuss repetitive injuries, and you're thinking to yourself, it may be their gait. This articles introduces the closes thing to a "standard" when it comes to running gait.
Much like walking, everyones running gait pattern is unique and slightly different. Therefore, due to the variations from person to person, it has become difficult to standardize what “normal” running should look like. The purpose of this post is to introduce basic running mechanics so that we can further analyze gait in the next post.