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Thursday Thoughts: What Do You Think of This Runner?


We know that asymmetry is a good predictor of future injury in more active population. It was even recently studied that higher scores higher on the FMS are predictor of better performance in elite track athletes.

For you viewing pleasure, here is a current triathlete I am treating for a few problems that I will not bias you with. For those of you doing running gait analysis, give me your thoughts below. Next week, I'll be posting 3 sets of observations:

  1. myself - biased more due to knowing the history and the patient
  2. Chris Johnson, that triathlete cyborg
  3. Zac Cupples, my PRI go to resource
 I thought it would be interesting if we all watched the videos of him running outside after a few laps and then the same day after one of his faster half marathons. The videos are below.

Laps around the park


Slow Motion on the Treadmill


What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, email me, or on my facebook


If you haven't heard, Mike Reinold, Christopher Johnson and myself have decided to offer a live Q&A on Google Hangouts if we win the award for our categories for Therapydia's 2014 PT Blog Awards. Mike is up for best PT Blog, Chris, Best Video Blog, and myself, best Overall Blog. Please vote for us if you find our work helpful and take time to vote for the others who work hard to bring you knowledge.

PS. Mike Reinold will shave his head like Chris' and mine if we win! Bonus!

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