By Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Running tops the charts as one of the most popular fitness activities. According to Running USA, women are out-participating men in road races at every distance except the full marathon. Even for teens it is one of the most participated in sport.
Altered hip mechanics (hip adduction, contralateral pelvic drop, internal rotation) are often associated with patellofemoral pain in female runners. This study evaluated basic gait retraining techniques using a full-length mirror in female runners with altered hip mechanics. Ten female runners with patellofemoral pain completed 8 sessions of mirror and verbal feedback