Saturday, November 21, 2009

Arch Taping

BACKGROUND INFO:  Ran 14 miles on seam awhile ago, got blisters underside of foot, ran anyway while trying to avoid landing on blisters.  This resulted in overpronation.  Kept running anyway.

RESULT: Knee sprain.

TREATMENT:
Did not receive barefoot running lecture from physiotherapist.  Suggested arch taping for support until pain resolves .   Not supposed to run until pain resolves.  I now love sports tape.

LESSON LEARNED:
Never NEVER change your stride especially when running  barefoot or in minimalist footwear.
Not all physiotherapists are against barefoot running.

LESSON TO BE DETERMINED:
Maybe I can run a little bit until it completely heals....

Gail

2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear that there are other physiotherapists who don't give "the barefoot running lecture". I have a degree in physio, but now practice a form of somatic education called the Feldenkrais Method. I've been intrigued by barefoot running for a couple of years now, but am only slowly progressing to minimalist footwear. I've got a pair of VFF on order from MEC.

    It's great to learn there is a barefoot running group here in Winnipeg!

    Thanks for blogging...

    Gisele St. Hilaire GCFP

    www.sunyatamovementstudio.com
    www.sunyatamovementtudio.wordpress.com

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  2. Hi Giselle,
    Slow progression is the key to successful transitioning to barefoot running. Some people take their running shoes in their pack and switch over while doing long runs. Maybe one day we'll see you out at one of our Sunday runs.
    Happy Trails!
    Gail

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