Is there a better way to measure and interpret "impact"?

This new paper from Dirk De Clercq's group in Ghent, Belgium goes a long way to reinforcing my natural bias away from in-lab force measurement.

I love studies that confirm my bias!!

Anyway, the beauty of this new paper is that it takes impact measurement out of the lab, where conditions are likely not matching that of the real world, and drops them into the actual running environment.

What did they find?

Well, this is the paper..

Validity and reliability of peak tibial accelerations as real-time measure of impact loading during over-ground rearfoot running at different speeds, Journal of Biomechanics Available online 30 January 2019 In Press

Let's check it out and make a few suggestions..

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical