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During this internal e-workshop we covered these topics: 
  • Running cadence
  • Why running cadence is individual
  • Increasing running cadence?
  • Is lower impact always better? 
  • Case 1: Left gluteal tendinopathy & right achilles tendon pain
  • Case 2: Right insertional achilles tendinopathy

Below, you can watch the video (English) 

In this blog post, we zoom in on the case of a 52-year-old runner with a persistent left-sided gluteal tendinopathy and a painful right Achilles tendon. With the insights of a comprehensive running analysis provided by Freke Peeters of SPORTI-FY, he gets a better picture of his weaknesses in his running mechanics. Improving his dynamic stability and landing technique during the impact phase, and a well-coordinated arm swing will assist in his Marathon goal within 6 months. Read in this blog post how functional testing can be linked to the objective running measures of Runeasi.

 

During this internal e-workshop we covered these topics: 
  • How can you implement Runeasi in rehabilitation: a general framework
  • Understanding our core-metrics, and dynamic instability 2.0
  • How to conduct a walking assessment?
  • What metrics should you prioritize with injury?
  • How to conduct a 3-speed test: general recommendations
  • Why outdoor assessments can be important in return to sports

Click here to download the general framework & presentation

Below, you can watch the video (dutch) 

 

Already for several years, a running cadence of 180 steps per minute (spm) has become a rule of thumb advocated by a lot of professionals. But is a higher running cadence always better, and does it provide a superior running economy? Should low cadence runners strive towards 180 spm to avoid an overload injury? Read our blog post where we’ll discuss the answers to these questions and important factors to consider before increasing a runner’s cadence to 180 spm.

 

We will dig deeper into the story of Tim Brydenbach, a Belgian International triathlete, and son of Fons Brydenbach, the former Belgian record holder of the 400m. After a difficult year due to a sacral stress fracture, he is working hard to come back at his former level. His ultimate goal is the world championships Ironman in Kona (Hawaii), the 9th of October. Tom Mertens, Physiotherapist of Kineworks, National football team of Gambia, and Belgian Olympic committee will explain in this blog post how Runeasi helped him to give objective insights to Tim’s running.

Covid has created a running boom. Since 2020, there are a significant number of novice runners out there. Despite all the benefits of running, health practitioners see a lot of running-related injuries each year. Approximately 80% of runners suffer from an injury (Van der Worp et al. 2015). As physios, we prescribe exercises to improve the load capacity of the tissue, and to improve the runner's technique to distribute the load better over the body. In this way, we hope to get and keep runners injury-free. However, we don't always get the expected transfer of motor control training to running technique improvements. There is still a gap between the exercises and the specificity of running itself. Running gait retraining can be a great solution for a lot of recreational and professional runners that have difficulties getting back to their running.

With the release of the exportable PDF reports, you are able to send PDF reports to your patients and colleagues in no time. You can generate a session report, including all detailed trend plots with color-based benchmarks and understandable info & knowledge. With our comparison report, you are able to compare up to 5 sessions to show how your patient is progressing over time.

When you have the opportunity to change your practice, what would you change? Every practitioner knows how important it is to have sufficient space available. Before you buy new equipment you need to make the trade-off between the cost, the potential usage, and the space it will occupy. Recent advancements in wearable technology bring a new tool that can improve your practice. It’s affordable, small, lightweight, and portable. If you don’t know how it can be part of the practice of the future, read this blog post!

Leentje Hellemans, mother of two, started running five years ago. She has already completed several races including two marathons with one being a silver medal of 3hours 9min! Unfortunately, due to covid-lockdowns last year she suffered from her second consecutive stress fracture. During the lockdown period, she couldn't see her physiotherapist (Bart Dingenen - Motion to Balance) often enough to work on her running technique and form. This year she is ready for her comeback and her goal is to run the Berlin Marathon under three hours without injury. Runeasi was recently introduced into her marathon preparation to help her achieve this goal.

High-speed 2D video analysis has become the go-to tool for physical therapists and athletic trainers who work with runners. And rightly so! It only requires a good camera setup and a treadmill. This makes it an inexpensive, efficient, and user-friendly alternative compared to sophisticated laboratory-based 3D motion analysis. However, what we are fundamentally doing with 2D video analysis is attempting to quantify a qualitative assessment. There are some practical shortfalls with video analysis that are stealing your precious time. Read our blog post to know why!

The trend plots will enable you to identify trends over sessions that could be due to fatigue or the onset of musculoskeletal pain. This is especially useful for longer runs or outdoor runs. The plots are also handy to get the big picture of spikes in the data that often occurs during interval sessions. To get a feel for what you can do with trend plots, check out the video below: