Archives July 2011 - Barefoot Running Australia

Matching the shoe to the foot and injury rates in female half marathon runners

Matching the shoe to the foot and injury rates in female half marathon runners

In this post I’ll be looking at a paper titled ‘The effect of three different levels of foot wear stability on pain outcomes in women runners: a randomised control trial’, which was written by┬áMichael Ryan, Gordon A Valiant, Kymberly McDonald and Jack E Taunton. This study divided 81 female runners according to their foot types: ┬áneutral, pronated and highly pronated. It then ran... »

Running Injuries

Running Injuries

I thought it was about time that I provided you all with a brief summary of running, injury rates and the advantages of barefoot running. Running is one of the most popular sports across the world. It is either performed as exercise to keep fit, competitively or as part of other sports such football, basketball etc. The current prevalence of lower injuries in running ranges from 19-79% depending o... »