Running is a great way to get in shape, but new runners may find themselves developing different aches and pains as they are trying to get into shape. As many as 79% of all runners will sustain a injury related to running during a given year. More often than not this is related to poor running form. Recent studies in JOSPT have shown that running mechanics are more likely to improve with real-time visual and audio feedback.
Using audio and visual feedback, runners were able to decrease the force when the foot contacts the ground, and improve hip alignment. Improving your running mechanics can reduce your risk of running injuries, improve your overall running efficiency, and make for a more enjoyable run.
The AlterG Anti-Gravity treadmill is a great way to work on your running form. The AlterG has real-time video feedback, 3 different views, and with the help your running mechanics expert Physical Therapist you can get the information you need to correct your mechanics and learn how to adjust them yourself.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2015;45(8):585.doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.0503