In my last post we discussed some running gait pattern “norms”. I put that in quotations because as I mentioned before it is really difficult to normalize running gait. However, anything that deviates too much from the closest thing to a standard can produce future problems.
So lets look at the top 4 common running mechanical deviations. The goal is to help our patients understand what we look at when we are looking at their running gait, and what it may possible mean when we see these faults. The faults will lead us to decide on the proper treatment course.