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PE #010 Biomechanics of running with Blaise Dubois

by David Pope

Barefoot running has been sweeping the globe in the last few years, and as a Physio, which of your patients are best suited to this type of running technique. How does running technique relate to a runner’s pain and dysfunction, and really, what is the ideal running technique?

In this podcast with Blaise Dubois – a Physiotherapist with a clinic, website and courses devoted to helping runners and Physiotherapists that treat runners, we chat about these topics, as well as:

  • Running assessment
  • Biomechanics of running
  • Improving running technique and performance
  • Which patients should change their running technique
  • Barefoot running
  • Heelstrike and landing
  • Current evidence on running technique
  • Injury prevention in runners
  • Downhill running technique
  • Footwear for running
  • Improving running in patients with pathology eg Achilles Tendinopathy

Blaise has also been kind enough to provide a PDF handout to go along with this podcast, which is available for free download –

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The Running Clinic

Blaise Footwear Reviews

Big bulky shoes to avoid

Blaise’ course – New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries – Newcastle, March 2012

Blaise’ course – New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries – Melbourne, March 2012

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Article Links

Footwear Affects the Behavior of Low Back Muscles When Jogging
M. Ogon et al, Int J Sports Med 2001

Effect of foot posture, foot orthoses and footwear on lower limb muscle activity during walking and running: A systematic review
George S. Murley, Karl B. Landorf, Hylton B. Menz, Adam R. Bird


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