New research offers help for injured runners
With summer just around the corner, runners are lacing up their shoes for marathons, half-marathons and 10 km races all across Canada. But one thing on almost every runner’s mind is the effect of running on their knees and other joints. The British Journal of Sports Medicine states that 80% of running injuries occur from the knee down, but how do we prevent and fix these injuries?
Dr. Reed Ferber, Director of the Running Injury Clinic at the University of Calgary, may have the answer. Dr. Ferber just published a new study in the Journal of Athletic Training showing that hip and knee alignment is key to preventing injuries in runners. Using a gait analysis technology, Dr. Reed Ferber found that hip strengthening exercises were effective in relieving knee pain in injured runners. Dr. Ferber is available to talk to media about his study.
Other CIHR experts are also available to talk about the health effects of running.
Dr. Jane Aubrin, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, can speak to the effect of running on the body -- particularly the bones, muscles and joints.
Dr. Aileen Davis at the Toronto Western Research Institute can speak to the impact of running on the knees and the rehabilitation of knee injuries.
For an interview, please contact:
CIHR Media Relations,