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Injury-Free Running: How to Build Strength, Improve Form, and Treat/Prevent Injuries by Thomas Michaud (2013-11-06)

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  • By Michael Cerami on May 15, 2014

    By Dr. Michael CeramiI firmly believe that if a runner is injured, they should try and solve their problem on their own before consulting a physician. That’s what I would do. Now there’s an awesome new resource to help all runners to prevent and also self-treat injuries.The book has its foundation based on the “Human Locomotion” textbook we use in the office written by the same author. While the original textbook was written for professionals, this book can be read cover to cover or used just when needed by any runner. In the first chapter, the author does a great job of explaining anatomical terms and showing all the muscles involved in movement. It provides a wonderful foundation for anyone who wants to better understand how their body works.Chapters 2 and 3 discuss the evolution of running as well as the biomechanics. All of the information and research is very current but may challenge some of our belief system (i.e. Born To Run converts). Whatever your thoughts, I promise you’ll enjoy the fascinating description of how we evolved to stand upright, get a bigger brain and started to run.Chapters 4 and 5 get into how to prevent injuries with some self-assessment as well as stretching exercises including measuring and adjusting stride length, and understanding what your hips and glutes are doing. Topics discussed are; Arch height, Limb Length Discrepancy, Flexibility and Strength Training.Chapter 6 is all about choosing the correct running shoe and covers everything from Minimalistic shoes to over cushioning.The final chapter is the part you've been looking for; Self treatment protocols for everything from Achilles Tendinitis, Plantar Fasciitis and Piriformis syndrome to Hamstring strains. This chapter contains tons of great rehab and movement exercises for solving almost any running problem.My overall impression of this book is A+ for 5 reasons:• It’s not the same old (R.I.C.E.) rehashed approach to treating injuries that takes too long.• It’s written by a sports doc that has extensive hands on training and experience treating elite runners.• It provides the client with a clear and specific understanding of how things work and what to do.• It will save you time and money doing research in your self-care program.• You’ll be a lot smarter about your running and extend your career ☺At Utah Sports and Wellness we want our clients to try self-treatment options before making an appointment with us. This book is a tremendous resource for all runners.

  • By Anne L. Hird on February 22, 2014

    Injury-Free Running provides clear, thorough information on how to minimize the time lost to injuries. Dr. Michaud addresses a wide range of topics ranging from the basic motions involved in running to current trends in running shoes. Numerous illustrations of recommended stretching and strengthening exercises are especially helpful. While the text isn't "dumbed down", it is easy reading for anyone with the most basic understanding of anatomy.

  • By V. Rivas on March 1, 2015

    great book... as other buyers say... a must buy. Dr Michauds vision on injuries and is much different than orthopedists point of view... he focuses on cause, not just on the symptoms.

  • By John J. Floro on October 5, 2015

    What happens when a doctor combines 30 years of front line experience with the latest research? Real answers, that's what! I have been running for decades and have read countless books and articles, but this one is the best. This doctor helped me determine what type of shoe is best for my feet and what type of running formis best for my feet and body type. Perfect!

  • By R. Reller on June 17, 2017

    very detailed book for serious runners. I just a morning wake-up jogger but I got some good information from the book on running healthy.

  • By Nancer on March 25, 2014

    I have run recreationally for many years without serious injury. This year, after a month or two of training as a charity runner for the Boston Marathon, I have been plagued by heel strike, calf, and hip pain. After several months of painful and frustrating limping around, inconsistent doctors' opinions, and no running, I was given a copy of Dr. Michaud's book, Injury Free Running. I read it from cover to cover in four days, and I found it to be filled with helpful--no invaluable--advice and explanations on injury treatment, running gait, injury prevention, orthodics, strengthening after injury, buying shoes, tying laces, etc. The book is easy to read, but is also filled with citations to medical studies if you want to know more. Although reading the book will not produce a miracle if you have a serious injury, it can lead to a miracle if you follow the advice and clear illustrations in Dr. Michaud's book.There are a number of books on the market about injury free running and stretching, but this book is the only one I know that simply and comprehensively shows you how all the parts of the body work together, so that you can avoid making an adjustment to one troublesome area only to create an injury elsewhere. This book will tell you how and why various shoes, cadence counts, stretching exercises, etc. may be helpful for you, or can be disregarded as not useful for you, or are mere urban legend. I have recommended it to all my friends, and I recommend it without reservation to you.

  • By M. Mueller on January 29, 2016

    50 years puts a lot of wear and tear on a body. After numerous sports-related injuries over the years, I couldn't get through my "normal" runs anymore without being virtually crippled the next day. I couldn't stand the pain anymore and reluctantly hung up my running shoes last October. I just found this book, and began religiously performing many of the exercises and dynamic stretches. Less than 4 weeks later, I took my first short timid "jog". I was pain-free the next day.YMMV, however for me by just investing a bit of time and obtaining the simple equipment (in my instance a wobble board for my chronic Achilles issues) and following the recommended treatments and adjustments to my stride I was able to resume running. I have seen an orthopedist in the past, but this book did more to put me back out doing the sports I enjoy.The text also provides some great insight into rational shoe selection criteria. I was relieved to see that I am probably using the "correct" type of running shoe for me, but now I have a better understanding of the parameters and features to look for when I try out other brands.

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