• Running: Healthy Running and the Minimalist Footwear Movement

    September 14, 2012: From casual joggers who make loops around the neighborhood to serious runners who train for marathons (or more), millions of Americans call themselves runners, and many of them have something in common: injuries.

    In this interview, a physical therapist discusses how runners of all abilities can differentiate common aches and pains associated with running from serious injury. He also outlines the importance of core strength and efficient running form, and he offers his thoughts on the minimalist/barefoot running movement, providing advice for runners thinking of making the transition from the traditional running shoe.

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    Aaron Keil, PT, DPT, OCS, the Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, is an expert in treating the foot and ankle, and has a long history of treating runners of all abilities, from professionals to the weekend warrior.