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Are you training for an upcoming Cooper River Bridge Run and can't run as long as you want? Is your foot and ankle hurting you after just a few miles? If this is the case then you may consider taking a look at your running style and posture. Please take a look at this blog post from CFS on a new running style called "Chi Running. Chi Running focuses on posture, leg swing, the position of the pelvis and a forward lean.

Danny Dreyer has developed this running technique and if you have time purchase his book callled:
" ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running.

We are looking forward to the upcoming Cooper River Bridge Run. Please take a look a this news segment about Foot Injury Prevention to help you to the finish line.



We have about three weeks left until the Cooper River Bridge Run.  We wanted to briefly talk about a unique running style called "Chi Running." In 2004, Danny Dreyer wrote Chi Running: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running. He outlines a running form and posture to prevent injury and provide energy efficiency. Based on the physics of body mechanics and some of the teachings of Tai Chi he recommends the following:

1) Run Tall- Stand straight without slumping your shoulders or bending at the waist.
2) Lean Forward- A slight forward lean from the ankles while keeping your spine straight.
3) Land on the Mid-Foot- Land with a mid-foot strike when you run while allowing your feet to land underneath or slightly behind you.
4) Run from Your Core- Keep your pelvis level by engaging your lower abdominal muscles throughout the run.
5) RELAX- Keep all your muscles as relaxed as possible and let your forward lean propel you.

It is possible to change your running technique, but it takes time to break inefficient habits. I have personally switched to the Chi Running techniques for the past five years and I have eliminated many of the nagging injuries I have been dealing with for years. If you suffer from flat feet and if your are having chronic foot pain this may be a nice running style for you. Adopting a shorter stride almost a really fast walk along with the other previously described 5 techniques can help along with a custom sports orthotic and anti-pronation running shoe.

Good luck with your training and CFS look forward to seeing you on the Bridge!

Hope everyone is getting ready for the upcoming Cooper River Bridge Run. We are going to focus the next month on the various foot injuries that we see in running as well as prevention. If you have any questions please post to our facebook page so we can answer all you question. Today's post is on "Barefoot Running." This article was in the News and Courier and featured Dr. Brown in 2013. Nice article about his opinion on Barefoot Running.

Happy New Year! We want to wish good luck to everyone who is running the Charleston Full and 1/2 Marathon. Over the next few months we will be blogging about injury prevention to help with your training for the Cooper River Bridge Run. Common injuries such as plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, achilles tendonitis, capsulitis, and neuromas will be discussed. We will also talk about tips and injury preventions so that you can run pain free.Please take a look at our home page for suggested training schedule for the bridge run. The Bridge run is March 28th and the staff and doctors will be participating in the event.