THE HIPS DON’T LIE
Looking to avoid a range of running injuries? Keep your hips high and level. A recent study1 found that side-to-side pelvis drop was the biomechanical pattern most likely to lead to a lengthy spell on the sidelines. It was associated with injuries such as ITB syndrome, knee pain and Achilles tendinopathy. Chartered physiotherapist Chris Bra mah( runningperformanceclinic.com) says a 10 per cent increase in your cadence will help keep you on the level. ‘You can also use a mirror to self-monitor your hip position while running on a treadmill, aiming to keep your hips high and level,’ he adds.