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, 24 Apr 2014 12:12:28 -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[News & Research : Media : The Globe and Mail, april 20th 2014]]> /en/news-research/media.php Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:51:20 -0400 Click here to read the article]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Post training recuperation]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:08:39 -0400 recover from difficult trainings, while others prefer ice baths (immersion to the waist in a bath of 5°C or less, for 4 to 10 minutes). On the other hand, all runners should progressively cool down and eat well quickly after training.]]> <![CDATA[News & Research : Media : Ordre professionnel de la Physiothérapie du Québec (website), april 10th 2014]]> /en/news-research/media.php Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:04:33 -0400 Click here to read the article]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Bare feet]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:54 -0400 run bare feet on safe surfaces after trainings (be progressive) and as often as possible to walk bare feet in the house are a good means to solidify the support structures (muscles of the foot) responsible for natural absorption of the shocks... and thus preventing considerable injuries.]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Flexibility]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:04:24 -0400 Static flexibility before training should be done only if one’s muscular stiffness sufficiently influences his biomechanics to create an injury. It is not recommended, in a general way, to stretch before an activity.]]> <![CDATA[News & Research : Media : Trucs & Cie, V Télé, march 30th 2014]]> /en/news-research/media.php Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:46:30 -0400 Click here to watch the interview (french). ]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Flat feet and injuries]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 30 Mar 2014 00:05:11 -0400 anthropometry (flat or hollow feet, shorter leg, etc) and injuries, as long as one is adapted. Think twice before trying to correct them!]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Times for training]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:11:45 -0400 times during the day are better (9:00 to 12:00 and 4:00 to 8:00).]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Recuperation between two trainings]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:01:25 -0400 two trainings on the same day, it is highly recommended to leave a 5 to 6 hour recovery period between both. ]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Speed workout]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:01:51 -0500 strength and speed workouts should be done when a runner is well rested.]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Active recuperation]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:07:41 -0500 lactic acid, one should privilege an active recovery (slow jog or walk) rather then a passive one (rest). ]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Recuperation]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 23 Feb 2014 00:03:02 -0500 recover from his last training, it is a sign that it was too hard.]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Immune system]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:00:02 -0500 immune system will be more vulnerable for a short period. He is susceptible to infections, such as the cold virus, for 2 to 6 hours following your training. ]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Running in snowshoes, why not?]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:07:14 -0500 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : It's winter, beware of the surface change!]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:08:57 -0500 <![CDATA[Recommended Shoes : Mizuno : Wave Rider 16]]> /en/runners-information/recommended-shoes.php Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:20:23 -0500 TRC Rating: 55% Heel height of 28mm with a 12mm drop. Weighs 10 ounces.]]> <![CDATA[Recommended Shoes : ASICS : Gel Fuji Trabuco]]> /en/runners-information/recommended-shoes.php Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:10:58 -0500 TRC Rating 52% Heel height of 30mm with a 10mm drop. Weighs 12 ounces. ]]> <![CDATA[Recommended Shoes : ASICS : GT 2000]]> /en/runners-information/recommended-shoes.php Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:55:47 -0500 TRC Rating: 56% Heel height of 29mm with a 9mm drop. Weight of 10,9 ounces. ]]> <![CDATA[Recommended Shoes : Brooks : Transcend]]> /en/runners-information/recommended-shoes.php Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:46:10 -0500 TRC Rating: 54% 30mm thickness at the heel with an 8 mm drop. Heavy: 11,8 ounces.]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : It's winter time, train in volume!]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:00:19 -0500 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Sleep]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 19 Jan 2014 00:08:26 -0500 <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2013-Theisen-Influence of midsole hardness of standard cushioned shoes on running-related injury risk]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:33:01 -0500 Opinion: A well-known shoe manufacturer provided these 2 types of "anonymous" 12-mm drop shoes so that they looked exactly the same except for midsole hardness. Such well-designed studies looking to evaluate the incidence of running injuries depending on shoes are rare and more than welcome!]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2013-Hinterwimmer-The effect of a six-month training program followed by a marathon run on knee joint cartilage volume and thickness in marathon beginners]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:32:54 -0500 Opinion: Some other studies report increased cartilage thickness following a start-to-run program. However, we believe this is the first to lead to a complete marathon after only 6 months of training in novice runners. What if such fast increase in running volume was the cause of this cartilage loss? What would have happened if a half-marathon was the end-point of the program? Are these changes reversible? Do they normalize following some weeks? Such interesting questions need to be answered by further research to help guide individuals starting a running program.]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2013-Tsavalas-Suprapatellar fat-pad mass effect: MRI findings and correlation with anterior knee pain]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:32:46 -0500 Opinion: Once more, we need to treat patients... not MRIs! Many studies state the same conclusions: there is generally no link between anatomical peculiarities and musculoskeletal pathologies... exactly like there is no link between tissue degeneration and the level of symptoms!]]> <![CDATA[Recommended Shoes : Adidas : Response Trail]]> /en/runners-information/recommended-shoes.php Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:11:24 -0500 TRC Rating 52% Heel height of 29mm with a 12mm drop. Weighs 12 ounces. ]]> <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : Run faster, injury free and with pleasure (Lecture) : 2014-02-18 : Québec, Canada]]> /en/courses-conferences/running-injuries-lecture.php?id=277 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:03:56 -0500 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Hyponatremia]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:00:45 -0500 Hyponatremia (which is actually intoxication to water) is characterized by signs and symptoms such as faintness, confusion, fatigue and nausea, which may lead to a coma and, in rare cases, to death. The main cause is over-consumption of water. During a long training period (more than 2 hours of intense activity), it is necessary to avoid gaining weight by consuming a maximum of 500 to 800ml of liquid per hour (ideally isotonic like Gatorade).]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Heat stroke]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 05 Jan 2014 00:08:09 -0500 heat stroke is characterized by a change of state (confusion, convulsion, stupor, coma) and a body temperature of more than 41°C. The emergency treatment is simple. You must quickly lower your temperature to less than 38°C (take a 3- to 6-minute ice bath or go into the shade) and start the hydration process.]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2013-Burtscher-Effects of a single low-dose acetaminophen on body temperature and running performance in the heat: A pilot project]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Sat, 04 Jan 2014 11:27:39 -0500 <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2013-Chambon-The effect of shoe drop on running pattern]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Sat, 04 Jan 2014 11:20:39 -0500 (Conference abstract) Twelve healthy male recreational runners tested five different shoes and barefoot condition. All shoes were identical (similar upper design, material, outsole thickness (+2mm) and midsole hardness) except for the drop. Forefoot midsole height was 2 mm for all shoes. Heel midsole height was 2 mm (0 mm drop), 6 mm (4 mm drop) and 10 mm (8 mm drop) for D0, D4 and D8 conditions, respectively. Global results showed that barefoot running pattern is clearly different from shod running pattern... but that few differences are seen between different drops.]]> <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : Injury Prevention and Limitation to Performance : 2014-04-25 : Edmonton, Canada]]> /en/courses-conferences/injury-prevention-and-limitation.php?id=276 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:33:04 -0500 <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2014-07-05 : Manchester, United Kingdom]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=275 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:51:22 -0500 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Warm-up]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 29 Dec 2013 00:02:40 -0500 <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2014-07-02 : London, United Kingdom]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=273 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 22:18:35 -0500 <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2014-07-02 : London, United Kingdom]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=273 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 22:14:28 -0500 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Warm-up]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 22 Dec 2013 00:01:09 -0500 prepare your body for the training requirements in the following areas: biomechanics (amplitude of movement), neurophysiology (motor skills coordination) and physiology (energy system). You must increase your body temperature with a progressive jog for 15 to 25 minutes. You can continue with progressive functional ballistic stretching related to a neurophysiological warm-up by: (1) drills: high knees, heels to buttocks, etc. and (2) sport-specific gestures or progressive accelerations (strides).]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2013-Hinterwimmer-The effect of a six-month training program followed by a marathon run on knee joint cartilage volume and thickness in marathon beginners]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:38:31 -0500 <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2013-Connick-Changes in timing of muscle contractions and running economy with altered stride pattern during running]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:54:05 -0500 Opinion: Even for very good runners (under 35 minutes for 10km), slightly increasing the jogging pace (13km/h) cadence compared to the freely-chosen cadence was preferable for a better running economy. Some runners had up to 6.6% longer strides compared to their optimal stride length, which means a cadence around 10 steps less than optimal (the average was 3% longer, so 5 steps less). No data on shoes were provided. ]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2013-Louw-The biomechanical variables involved in the aetiology of iliotibial band syndrome in distance runners - A systematic review of the literature.]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:53:55 -0500 Opinion: The last sentence says it all. Have you often evaluated runners with ITBS who did not recently modify their mileage or other training factor? Why try to identify biomechanical factors when the real and mean cause is so obvious? ]]> <![CDATA[Featured Article : 2013-Lenhart-Increasing Running Step Rate Reduces Patellofemoral Joint Forces]]> /en/news-research/featured-article.php Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:53:46 -0500 Opinion: Very interesting data from a study using inverse dynamics. Increasing the step frequency of runners with PFPS is clinically efficient most of the time, but we now have objective data to explain the underlying mechanism. ]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Running shoes]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:05:04 -0500 running shoes? Select a simple, low and close-to-the-ground shoe in order to have a good feeling of the surface. The perfect shoe should only protect the skin from lacerations and the cold, while minimizing "the interface" between the foot and the ground (the majority of technologies of stability and absorption are superfluous and without scientific basis). If a runner already has a pair of absorbent and heavy shoes, he should be directed towards a pair of less absorbent and superior ones in three progressive stages: training shoes, light trainer shoes and racer shoes.]]> <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2014-08-14 : São Paulo, Brazil]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=247 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:37:57 -0500 <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2014-08-21 : São Paulo, Brazil]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=248 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:37:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Courses & Conferences : New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries : 2014-08-19 : Londrina, Brazil]]> /en/courses-conferences/new-trends-in-the-prevention-o.php?id=246 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:35:20 -0500 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Cross-training]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:02:24 -0500 cross train (transfer to another activity) to complement your running training, it is preferable not to exceed 35% of the volume. This helps to prevent interfering with the gesture specificity of running (from a performance point of view, obviously).]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Injuries]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:06:03 -0500 50% of runners are injured each year. Why? They do too much, too quickly, sometimes with a bad pair of shoes.]]> <![CDATA[Essential Links : Running Reform]]> http://www.therunningclinic.comhttp://runningreform.com/blog/ Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:41:28 -0500 <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Training frequency]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 24 Nov 2013 00:01:07 -0500 run more often, but less each time (more than 4 times per week with a maximum of one day of rest between each run) rather than run 2 or 3 times per week, for longer periods.]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : Health professional]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 17 Nov 2013 00:00:05 -0500 running specialist in injury prevention should, in a global evaluation, include an analysis of your running pattern, shoes and biomechanics (flexibility, force, etc.), in addition to giving basic preventive advice (training preparation, progression and planning).]]> <![CDATA[Tip of the Week : 180 steps per minute]]> /en/news-research/tip-of-the-week.php Sun, 10 Nov 2013 00:05:18 -0500