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5 Most Common Running Flaws

Do you want to know what the common running mistakes are and how to avoid them?  What should you not do while running or how do you know if your running form is bad?  Have you considered getting a gait analysis by a professional?  

 

In this episode, Dr. Doug Adams is going to simplify the complexity of running and share with us the 5 most common running flaws and how you can figure out if your running form is bad and needs some improvement!  Doug is a physical therapist, CEO of Run DNA System, owner of Omega Project PT and has published and spoken on the international level as well as treated some of the top professional runners in the sport!

 

Douglas Adams PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

Dr. Doug Adams is a Physical Therapist who has published and spoken at an international level on all things related to running. Doug has taught thousands of professionals his systematic approach to providing personalized plans for runners through the Certified Running Gait Analyst and Endurance Running Coaching courses. He also designed and created a portable 3D Motion Analysis system called Helix 3D for analyzing and categorizing running form that is used widely throughout the Department of Defense and commercial sectors. He is adjunct faculty for the 711th Human Performance Wing of the US Air Force and does research on novel approaches to preventing injuries and improving performance. Currently, Doug treats some of the top professional runners both as the head physical therapist for Tinman Elite and at his Physical Therapy clinic Omega Project PT in Wilmington, Delaware that specializes in treating endurance athletes and runners.

 

Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!

 

Watch the video from our Facebook Live by clicking the video below!

We chat about the essential elements of running which are not only important for runners to consider but are extremely important for any medical or fitness professionals who listen to the show and help runners themselves!  So, if you want to gain some insight, confidence, and clarity on what your running professional measures and values for running then this is the episode for you!

 

Doug breaks down…

 

  • The phases of running
  • Common running terminology like cadence, vertical oscillation, and pelvic drop
  • The 5 Most Common Running Flaws
  • Return to Run Guidelines

 

Related Resources:

SPARK Blueprint:  5 Tips To Run Stronger & Healthier without Injuries!

https://programs.sparkhealthyrunner.com/blueprint
 

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The Endurance Coaching Course by RunDNA.   RunDNA is a community of running specialists and athletes who share a passion for running. They are committed to state-of-the-art technological developments in motion analysis, running education and tracking to enhance running training and performance. 

 

The Endurance Running Coaching course gives you the language and know how to be the go-to for either yourself as a runner or other runners you help!  More than just knowledge and skills, when you take RunDNA courses you become part of a community looking to provide the level of service that runners deserve.

 

If you are ready to become a true running specialist, you can learn more by going to www.runDNA.com

 

Connect with Doug:

Website: www.rundna.com

Instagram: @rundnasystem

FB group: RunDNA  

FB Page: Run DNA System 

 

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Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

 

Warmest regards,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, PhD, DPT

Physical Therapist For Runners

Board Certified, OCS

(203) 376-6514

 

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