Movement is Medicine – Clinical secrets to keep your older patients running from Dr. Blaise Williams

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We all know that exercise is medicine’s polypill. On this podcast, Dr. Blaise Williams discusses how to help older patient’s get active again. BJSM’s Liam West provides the questions that see Dr. Williams cover how the aged runner differs both in biomechanics and physiology, how this effects the forces through various areas of their bodies and finally the top clinical pearls you can use in your office today to help these older patients get moving again. If you haven’t listened to the first BJSM podcast with Blaise on his readiness to run scale, make sure you check that out too! Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and the Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) RUN LAB. Blaise teaches students at VCU within the orthopaedic and sports curriculum. Alongside this, he continues to treat athletes of all levels at the VCU Sports Medicine Clinic. Related Reading Paquette MR, DeVita P, Williams DSB 3rd. Biomechanical Implications of Training Volume and Intensity in Aging Runners. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017. Epub ahead of print. Powell DW, Williams DS. Changes in Vertical and Joint Stiffness in Runners with Advancing Age. J Strength Cond Res. 2017. Epub ahead of print. Devita P, Fellin RE, Seay JF, Ip E, Stavro N, Messier SP. The Relationships between Age and Running Biomechanics. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016. 48:98-106. Bus SA. Ground reaction forces and kinematics in distance running in older-aged men. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2003, 35:1167-75. Similar Podcasts ? From the AMSSM: Drilling down into running injuries – what they don’t teach in medical school http://bit.ly/2EvQbCP ? From the AMSSM: 3 sports medicine legends on running injuries, illness and footwear http://bit.ly/2mfG7pM ? Gait retraining to reduce leg pain with Dr Andy Franklyn-Miller http://bit.ly/1iTsOWb ? Keeping runners running: the secrets of running assessment - advice and exercise progressions http://bit.ly/2EuGrIH Quotes “These changes occur as early as in our 40s, and in females even earlier”

“Our physiology changes way before we see changes in our biomechanics”

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