The Running Clinic™ Blaise Dubois this independent website is a must in the prevention of running injuries. It provides you with advice from pros as well as direct access to a range of resources needed to become a connoisseur in the running field. Ongoing training, information capsules, scientific information, biomechanical analysis, and more… you will be satisfied whether you are a trainee or an expert. Our philosophy "the simpler the better"]]> http://www.therunningclinic.com/en/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:42:38 -0400 http://www.therunningclinic.com/images/en/logo.gif <![CDATA[The Running Clinic™]]> http://www.therunningclinic.com/en/ Blaise Dubois this independent website is a must in the prevention of running injuries. It provides you with advice from pros as well as direct access to a range of resources needed to become a connoisseur in the running field. Ongoing training, information capsules, scientific information, biomechanical analysis, and more… you will be satisfied whether you are a trainee or an expert. Our philosophy "the simpler the better"]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Pain in the heel]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:13 -0400 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Pain under the foot]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:18:08 -0400 <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : Run faster, injury free and with pleasure (Lecture) : 2014-11-21 : Vilafranca Del Penedès, Spain]]> /en/courses-conferences/running-injuries-lecture.php?id=320 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 04:07:47 -0400 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Pain on the foot]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:10:00 -0400 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Modern illness]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:02:32 -0400 70% of all sicknesses … and all of them can be highly reduced with physical activity.]]> <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2015-04-18 : London, United Kingdom]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=273 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:46:13 -0400 <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : Colloque L'ULTRA-TRAIL, quoi de neuf? : 2014-10-16 : Le Tampon, La Réunion, France]]> /en/courses-conferences/colloque-lultra-trail-quoi-de-ne.php?id=317 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:05:11 -0400 Venez rencontrer des chercheurs, des entraîneurs et des professionnels de la santé! - 15h45 – 16h15 Réponses physiologiques spécifi ques à l’ultratrail montagneux Pr Grégoire Millet, Directeur de l’ISSUL, Institut des Sciences du Sport, Université de Lausanne - 16h15 – 16h45 Biomécanique de la foulée du coureur Dr Nicolas Peyrot, Maître de Conférences, DIMPS, UFR SHE, Université de La Réunion - 17h17 – 17h45 Tout le monde s’en fout de la science, tout est marketing! Recommandations pratiques réfléchies des chaussures de course. Blaise Dubois, Physiothérapeute, La Clinique Du Coureur, Québec - 17h45 – 18h15 Approche psychologique de la performance en course à pied Dr Roberta Antonini Philippe, Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche, ISSUL, Institut des Sciences du Sport, Université de Lausanne ]]> <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : Colloque L'ULTRA-TRAIL, quoi de neuf? : 2014-10-16 : Le Tampon, La Réunion, France]]> /en/courses-conferences/colloque-lultra-trail-quoi-de-ne.php?id=317 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:04:16 -0400 Venez rencontrer des chercheurs, des entraîneurs et des professionnels de la santé! - 15h45 – 16h15 Réponses physiologiques spécifi ques à l’ultratrail montagneux Pr Grégoire Millet, Directeur de l’ISSUL, Institut des Sciences du Sport, Université de Lausanne - 16h15 – 16h45 Biomécanique de la foulée du coureur Dr Nicolas Peyrot, Maître de Conférences, DIMPS, UFR SHE, Université de La Réunion - 17h17 – 17h45 Tout le monde s’en fout de la science, tout est marketing! Recommandations pratiques réfléchies des chaussures de course. Blaise Dubois, Physiothérapeute, La Clinique Du Coureur, Québec - 17h45 – 18h15 Approche psychologique de la performance en course à pied Dr Roberta Antonini Philippe, Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche, ISSUL, Institut des Sciences du Sport, Université de Lausanne ]]> <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : Colloque L'ULTRA-TRAIL, quoi de neuf? : 2014-10-16 : Le Tampon, La Réunion, France]]> /en/courses-conferences/colloque-lultra-trail-quoi-de-ne.php?id=317 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:34:05 -0400 Venez rencontrer des chercheurs, des entraîneurs et des professionnels de la santé! - 15h30 Accueil/ Ouverture l’Amphithéâtre 500 (Bâtiment P) Conférences - 15h45 – 16h15 Réponses physiologiques spécifi ques à l’ultratrail montagneux Pr Grégoire Millet, Directeur de l’ISSUL, Institut des Sciences du Sport, Université de Lausanne - 16h15 – 16h45 Biomécanique de la foulée du coureur Dr Nicolas Peyrot, Maître de Conférences, DIMPS, UFR SHE, Université de La Réunion - 17h17 – 17h45 Tout le monde s’en fout de la science, tout est marketing! Recommandations pratiques réfléchies des chaussures de course. Blaise Dubois, Physiothérapeute du sport, La Clinique du Coureur, Québec - 17h45 – 18h15 Approche psychologique de la performance en course à pied Dr Roberta Antonini Philippe, Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche, ISSUL, Institut des Sciences du Sport, Université de Lausanne Symposium - 18h15 – 19h15 Quelle chaussure pour la pratique de l’Ultratrail? Entraîneurs : Pascal BLANC, Eric LACROIX, + coureuse? Professionnels de la santé : Jean-Christophe RIVAS, Bruno LEMARCHAND, +podologue? Conférences - 19h15 – 19h45 Questions du public - 19h45 Clôture du colloque suivie d’un cocktail Visite des stands des équipementiers en ultra-trail ]]> <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : Colloque L'ULTRA-TRAIL, quoi de neuf? : 2014-10-16 : Le Tampon, La Réunion, France]]> /en/courses-conferences/colloque-lultra-trail-quoi-de-ne.php?id=317 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:50:03 -0400 Venez rencontrer des chercheurs, des entraîneurs et des professionnels de la santé! - 15h30 Accueil/ Ouverture l’Amphithéâtre 500 (Bâtiment P) Conférences - 15h45 – 16h15 Réponses physiologiques spécifi ques à l’ultratrail montagneux Pr Grégoire Millet, Directeur de l’ISSUL, Institut des Sciences du Sport, Université de Lausanne - 16h15 – 16h45 Biomécanique de la foulée du coureur Dr Nicolas Peyrot, Maître de Conférences, DIMPS, UFR SHE, Université de La Réunion - 17h17 – 17h45 Tout le monde s’en fout de la science, tout est marketing! Recommandations pratiques réfléchies des chaussures de course. Blaise Dubois, Physiothérapeute du sport, La Clinique du Coureur, Québec - 17h45 – 18h15 Approche psychologique de la performance en course à pied Dr Roberta Antonini Philippe, Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche, ISSUL, Institut des Sciences du Sport, Université de Lausanne Symposium - 18h15 – 19h15 Quelle chaussure pour la pratique de l’Ultratrail? Entraîneurs : Pascal BLANC, Eric LACROIX, + coureuse? Professionnels de la santé : Jean-Christophe RIVAS, Bruno LEMARCHAND, +podologue? Conférences - 19h15 – 19h45 Questions du public - 19h45 Clôture du colloque suivie d’un cocktail Visite des stands des équipementiers en ultra-trail ]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : The body adapts]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:03:15 -0400 body adapts well as long as the stress you are putting on it is not larger than it’s capacity of adaptation. The majority of overuse injuries come from an overload on the anatomical structures (bones, cartilages, tendons, muscles). Each new stimulus must be integrated progressively (quantity of trainings, shoe or surface change, etc). ]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Pain]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:02:49 -0400 Pain is the first sign telling a runner that his anatomical structures are tired. One must respect it. The runner must reduce his everyday activities (including training) by resting for 2 days before progressively going back to training without pain. If pain persists, the runner should consult a specialized health practitioner. ]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Overtraining]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:09:26 -0400 heart rate is 6-10 beats higher than his normal one (average of the previous mornings). In that case, a runner should take the day off and rest!]]> <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2014-10-30 : Bryanston (Johannesburg), South Africa]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=235 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:56:35 -0400 <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Paulson-Mechanical and Physiological Examination of Barefoot and Shod Conditions in Female Runners]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:55:12 -0400 0.05), moderate to large effect sizes suggested there were biomechanical changes that ensured between conditions. Opinion: Again, shoe weight might be responsible for most of this running economy (there are more than 15 studies showing the advantage of less weight on oxygen consumption). Although not significant, a trend with moderate to large effect size for biomechanical changes when barefoot (e.g. increase of 5 steps/minute). However, it's difficult to measure the contribution of these changes in oxygen consumption. According to some other studies, a minimally cushioned but very light shoe (10mm) could have been more economical for some subjects than the barefoot condition. Also, studies like this should recruit more than 8 subjects! ]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Baldon-Effects of Functional Stabilization Training on Pain, Function, and Lower Extremity Biomechanics in Females With Patellofemoral Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:54:21 -0400 Opinion: The literature is more and more convincing: we have to train the whole lower quadrant in functional positions to treat PFPS efficiently. Patients have to exercise their core, in combination with gluteal and thigh muscles to get treatment success! ]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Wellenkotter-The Effects of Running Cadence Manipulation on Plantar Loading in Healthy Runners]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:53:50 -0400 Opinion: One more study showing that increased cadence reduces the load on the lower extremity... total load is reduced with that intervention, as well as load at the foot, knee, hip and back! Increasing step frequency is definitely a useful intervention when it comes to improving impact-moderating behaviors. But here are some interesting questions: (1) Is increased cadence easy to implement in a runner's technique? Our answer: yes for most runners... no for some. We need to personalize our prescription ; (2) Is it a durable intervention? Our answer: it's certainly more efficient and durable to work on automatic behaviors (like very minimalist shoes or barefoot) in comparison with voluntary changes (e.g. cadence) ; (3) Why does the body choose lower step frequency when asked to run comfortably? Our answer: because of the shoes! Additional weight and foot protection are two factors that bring/allow the body to decrease step frequency. Our hypothesis: there is internal competition between different systems, including energy management and protection behaviors. Would a lower step frequency be more efficient for some people in terms of energy expenditure? ]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Gan-Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound in Lower Limb Bone Stress Injuries: A Randomized Controlled Trial]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:53:15 -0400 Opinion: Weak evidence exist regarding potential beneficial effects of low-intensity ultrasound on stress fractures and fractures. This study suggest that it has no additional effect than a placebo US, with a strong study design (double-blind RCT using placebo) without major flaws, although a low number of subjects were included. A systematic review (including 8 studies) entitled “Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound and pulsed electromagnetic field in the treatment of tibial fractures: a systematic review” published in 2007 by Tajali et al. concluded : " The studies we included in our review were of generally high methodologic quality. The evidence suggests that LIPUS may speed healing of acute tibial fractures. Comparison studies of these modalities are needed to guide treat- ment of fractures sustained by athletic individuals." In 2009, another systematic review (including 5 studies) published by Busse et al. entitled “Low intensity pulsed ultrasonography for fractures: systematic review of randomised controlled trials“ concluded this: "Evidence for the effect of low intensity pulsed ultrasonography on healing of fractures is moderate to very low in quality and provides conflicting results. Although overall results are promising, establishing the role of low intensity pulsed ultrasonography in the management of fractures requires large, blinded trials, directly addressing patient important outcomes such as return to function…." In 2013, another systematic review (including 13 studies) was published by Ebrahim et al.. It was entitled “Low-intensity pulsed ultrasonography versus electrical stimulation for fracture healing: a systematic review and network meta-analysis” and concluded : " With a fresh fracture, there was a suggested benefit of LIPUS at 6 months. In patients with an existing nonunion or delayed union, ESTIM had a suggested benefit over standard care on union rates at 3 months BUT to support our findings direct comparative trials with safeguards against bias assessing outcomes important to patients, such as functional recovery, are required." ]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Latey-Relationship between intrinsic foot muscle weakness and pain: a systematic review]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:52:40 -0400 Opinion: This review included only cross-sectional studies. Just like other pathologies, the link between is probably a correlation rather than a causation. Is it because of inhibitory mechanisms? Prospective studies with follow-up following apparition of pain are needed! In the meantime, why not give strengthening exercises, just like we do for gluteal muscles for knee problems, without knowing if there is a causation relationship. ]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Latey-Relationship between intrinsic foot muscle weakness and pain: a systematic review]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:51:32 -0400 <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Gan-Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound in Lower Limb Bone Stress Injuries: A Randomized Controlled Trial]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:50:34 -0400 <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Wellenkotter-The Effects of Running Cadence Manipulation on Plantar Loading in Healthy Runners]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:49:07 -0400 <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Baldon-Effects of Functional Stabilization Training on Pain, Function, and Lower Extremity Biomechanics in Females With Patellofemoral Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:48:19 -0400 <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Paulson-Mechanical and Physiological Examination of Barefoot and Shod Conditions in Female Runners]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:47:24 -0400 0.05), moderate to large effect sizes suggested there were biomechanical changes that ensured between conditions. Opinion: Again, shoe weight might be responsible for most of this running economy (there are more than 15 studies showing the advantage of less weight on oxygen consumption). Although not significant, a trend with moderate to large effect size for biomechanical changes when barefoot (e.g. increase of 5 steps/minute). However, it's difficult to measure the contribution of these changes in oxygen consumption. According to some other studies, a minimally cushioned but very light shoe (10mm) could have been more economical for some subjects than the barefoot condition. Also, studies like this should recruit more than 8 subjects! ]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : The body has limits]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:02:20 -0400 capacity to adapt when he feels pain during or after training, if he sees swelling or feels stiffness in the morning. That is a dangerous zone, which exposes his body to injuries … so he must be careful and listen to his body. ]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Health in running]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:02:42 -0400 physical activity decreases the incidence of Alzheimer by 50%, of colon cancer by 60% and the risk of death (in general) by 63% so… Be perseverant and keep it up!]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Running shoes]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:12:11 -0400 running shoes when they become an exacerbation factor of a biomechanical vice (deformation or wear of the sole). Transferring from an old to a new shoe must be done progressively. First of all, one should walk with his new shoes in the house for two days to break them in. Then, should integrate them slowly (two small trainings the first week, three trainings the second week, four trainings the third week, etc). ]]> <![CDATA[News & Research : Media : "Québec à midi", FM 93.3 Québec, 08-08-2014 (FRENCH)]]> /en/news-research/media.php Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:25:28 -0400 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Cross-training]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:02:00 -0400 When injured, complete rest is rarely the best therapy. In aiming to keep up his athletic qualities and to accelerate the healing process (good vascularization of his injured structures) it is suggested the runner finds an activity to stay fit. That activity (biking, aqua-jogging, swimming, etc) will work his heart without worsening his injury. In other words, painless cardio. ]]> <![CDATA[News & Research : Media : Arthrose de la hanche (Kmag, Fall 2014) ]]> /en/news-research/media.php Sun, 03 Aug 2014 16:36:09 -0400 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Overtraining]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 03 Aug 2014 00:00:27 -0400 overtraining. Vigilance is required. A few days of rest will help one recover. If it lasts, he should consult a physician. ]]> <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : Le Grand Club de course (enfants 5 à 11 ans) : 2014-08-02 : Lac Beauport, Canada]]> /en/courses-conferences/le-grand-club-de-course-enfant-2.php?id=311 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:06:42 -0400 <![CDATA[Recommended Shoes : Altra : Instinct Jr.]]> /en/runners-information/recommended-shoes.php Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:11:38 -0400 <![CDATA[Recommended Shoes : KidoFit : Troy]]> /en/runners-information/recommended-shoes.php Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:40:04 -0400 <![CDATA[News & Research : Media : Arthrose de la hanche (Kmag, Fall 2014) ]]> /en/news-research/media.php Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:21:42 -0400 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Medical staff]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:04:01 -0400 competent, specialized and comprehensive professional. For that reason he should never accept final recommendations coming from non runner professionals (physio, chiro, doctor, etc). ]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Emergency care]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:23:31 -0400 important and sudden pain appears (sprain, pulled muscle, muscle contusion, etc), a runner must quickly apply ice for 15 minutes on the injured region, immobilise it with an elastic binding, relieve the member by using crutches and consult a specialized physician, who will be able to evaluate the injury and advise you for the rest of the treatment.]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Foot orthoses]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:07:03 -0400 <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Cheung-Landing pattern and vertical loading rates during first attempt of barefoot running in habitual shod runners]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:11:29 -0400 Opinion: The proportion of runners in this study who automatically switched from rearfoot to non-rearfoot when taking their shoes off is probably representative of the reality. As for the 10 irregular ones (inconsistent between forefoot and rearfoot), it happens relatively often to see that in runners who are not used to barefoot running (less impact moderating behaviors secondary to their habits of shod running), although foot strike tends to normalize towards midfoot of forefoot after substantial exposure. Maybe these people need additional cues (e.g. Run with less noise) to decrease the vertical loading rate?]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Cheung-Landing pattern and vertical loading rates during first attempt of barefoot running in habitual shod runners]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:08:49 -0400 <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Fleming-Repeated familiarisation with hypohydration attenuates the performance decrement caused by hypohydration during treadmill running]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:07:03 -0400 Opinion: Please not that hypohydration was characterized by absolutely no water intake during the experiment. A 2.4% loss of bodyweight was observed both before and after training in that condition. Two possibilities: (1) The body will adapt, even to low water intake; (2) Performance is associated with perceived effort but not with dehydration (at least, not to 2.4% weight loss). Would the best option not be to drink when thirsty?]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Fleming-Repeated familiarisation with hypohydration attenuates the performance decrement caused by hypohydration during treadmill running]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:04:46 -0400 <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2014-Brown-An investigation into breast support and sports bra use in female runners of the 2012 London Marathon]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:01:34 -0400 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Foot orthoses]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:05:17 -0400 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Quality of sleep]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:01:05 -0400 quality of your sleep. On the other hand, doing an intense activity before going to bed will keep you from sleeping. ]]> <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2014-10-17 : Entre Deux 97414 (Ile de la Réunion), France]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=300 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 07:21:49 -0400 <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2014-10-25 : Richmond, Canada]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=295 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:38:39 -0400 <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2015-04-11 : Halifax, Canada]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=288 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:35:58 -0400 <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2015-01-30 : Paris 75014 , France]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=294 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:32:07 -0400 <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2015-05-23 : Toronto, Canada]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=293 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:22:15 -0400