Impact implications: Loading helps predict running injury risk

A two-year prospective study of female heel-strike runners found that those who suffered medically diagnosed injuries had higher impact variables at baseline than those who had never had an injury. Although other studies had linked heel-strike impacts to injuries, none had ever done so prospectively, said first author Irene Davis, PT, Ph.D., a professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Spaulding National Running Center, both in Boston

A two-year prospective study of female heel-strike runners found that those who suffered medically diagnosed injuries had higher impact variables at baseline than those who had never had an injury. Although other studies had linked heel-strike impacts to injuries, none had ever done so prospectively, said first author Irene Davis, PT, Ph.D., a professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Spaulding National Running Center, both in Boston

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Impact implications: Loading helps predict running injury risk