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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Midfoot Landing: For Some a Less Stressful Striking Position

I have seen many very efficient and effortless walking and running patterns. Definitely, dominant heel strikers or forefoot strikers can seem to have more problems. It seems I try to teach runners and walkers with instability problems or chronic pain problems to land more on their midfoot (over the cuboid/fifth metatarsal base). The video below emphasizes this landing position and it is a possible solution for walkers and runners to obtain a less stressful gait pattern. 

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