To have the ability to run fast you have to have what is called an excellent running economy. This is defined as being as the amount energy is needed to run at a specified velocity when moving forward. Any kind of energy that is wasted on pointless actions or movements may be a poor running economy. Some of these is often such things as a clumsy or excessive arm swing or even a poor running technique. If those issues with the way a runner runs may be improved, then a lot more energy could be available for running faster and much more economically. This really is such an important theme for those serious about the topic of running science that an episode of the live, PodChatLive was focused on the main topic of running economy. PodChatLive is a regular continuing education livestream for podiatrists which goes live on Facebook and is later published on YouTube and the audio edition is made accessible as a podcast. It is hosted by Ian Griffths from the United Kingdom and Craig Payne from Australia.
In the episode on running economy they had on as a guest to talk about running economy, Dr Izzy Moore out of the Cardiff Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. In the show they discussed the way the body self-optimises on its own for running. The issues of if we ought to alter the approach we take to run for performance results and if these modifications are worth it. There was also the concern of what impacts on overall performance may be if we are changing running technique in the framework of injuries. In addition they reviewed running footwear and the affect that they could possibly have on running economy. Even the issue of the barefoot running fad was discussed. Izzy Moore is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine, specialising in lower limb biomechanics at Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales, United Kingdom. Her research pursuits have been in how and why we move the way we do. Her major research currently is targeted on running gait retraining for efficiency and injury reduction. She is also advising a number of businesses on injury reduction and management approaches.
Manual therapy is becoming relatively debatable in recent years. Manual therapy frequently covers the physical rehabilitation techniques of mobilization and manipulation. That controversy is predicated around the deficiency of high-quality research that truly indicates it works. Which doesn't imply that it doesn't work, it really signifies that the level of the research which supports its clinical application is not very good. The other problem that is making it debatable is if it does help, then so how exactly does it help. In the past it was the amazing cracking noise as a joint is snapped back into place. All the evidence now shows that that is not exactly how it improves outcomes and it more than likely helps by way of some type of pain disturbance method giving the sense that the pain is much better. Not any of this is entirely obvious and more research is ongoing in order to take care of this dilemma. This poses a predicament for health care professionals who use these mobilization and manipulation clinical skills and need to generate selections on how to assist their clients clinically and still be evidence based in the things they do.
A recent episode of the podiatry live, PodChatLive attempted to tackle these kinds of difficulties in terms of manipulation and mobilization for foot conditions. In that particular show the hosts chatted with Dave Cashley whom offered his personal expertise both from his years of clinical work and his own research on mobilization and manipulation. His research has recently been on its use for intermetatarsal neuroma and it is appearing to be promising. Dave also gives his belief on many of the criticisms which have been aimed towards manual therapy. David is a podiatrist and a highly regarded international speaker and educator. David is a fellow with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and has written and published a number of papers on podiatric manual therapy in the journals recently. Throughout his career, Dave has worked with professional athletes, top level athletes, world champions, international dance troups and also the British armed service.