Running is one of the most commonly practiced activities amongst humans when it comes to fitness and sport. The human body absorbs extreme amounts of shock in the form of ground reaction forces with every step, leaving it prone to a plethora of specific injuries. Running technique is the most important factor when it comes to managing running injuries. Techniques vary from person to person, and also depending on the speed of the run. Many of us would like to enjoy the ability to be pain free at nothing more than a brisk jog, however, even at this pace, the technique can play a huge part of what is required for sustainable running.
A run assessment must take into consideration flexibility, biomechanics, strength and endurance. As well as this, a runner may also have problems stemming from neurological foundations. Sustainable running requires the runner to minimize and manage the ground reaction force coming into the body through correct body alignment, correct technique and proper muscle activation.