Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise globally, mainly due to its health benefits, convenience and low-cost of participation. However, research has found that at least 1 in every 2 runners sustain injuries on an annual basis. Vast quantities of literature are available, but the sheer volume can be overwhelming for clinicians and sports professionals to consume. Therefore, the purpose of this webinar is to highlight my journey through running-related injury research to date, explaining how we formulated our research question, how we navigated the literature, how we managed a large data set to the point where we have some key findings that point towards some of the biomechanical risk factors for running injuries.
Within this overview, the challenges of running-related injury research will be touched on. Findings of my research to date will then be discussed, which may help to inform evidence-based practices for clinicians or professionals working with runners.