Melanoma Prevention; Video Gait Analysis for Runners

Episode 14.28 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One – Dr. Sigrun Hallmeyer discusses early detection, recognition and prevention of melanoma, particularly in children, who is at higher risk, causes, and advancements in treatment.

Dr. Sigrun Hallmeyer is Chair, Cancer Committee, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Member, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Hallmeyer has done research in breast and prostate cancer. She has published work in lymphoma and prostate cancer and has presented her results at international meetings. Dr. Hallmeyer conducts research studies in these areas and in melanoma, other types of skin cancer and breast cancer. Residency: Pinnacle Health Hospitals, Harrisburg, PA. Fellowship: University of Illinois (Chicago), Hematology/Oncology.

Announcing the OCT. 19 – “This Run’s For Jack” Melanoma 5k sponsored by the Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund for Research, Education and Healing.

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Segment Two – Jenny Krema clinical director from ATI Physical Therapy discusses Video Gait analysis for runners. Observing runners stride and form and other objective measures to identify abnormal running style: landing angle of knees, bounce and vertical rise; top 3 items for correction: landing patterns, heel running and long stride causing hamstring strain; who are the runners being tested for running form to reduce ortho running injuries such as runners knee and plantar fasciitis. Valuable evaluations for participants in the upcoming Chicago Marathon.

While not everyone can be an elite gymnast, most everyone can run. However, as many top runners know, just because you can “go” doesn’t mean you’ve got the “gait.” Common running injuries such as stress fractures, strains, and sprains can all plague runners during their training. As in any sport, improving your technique (and, in this case, your gait) can help runners perform better and prevent injuries.

– See more at: http://www.atipt.com/blog/gauging-your-gait#sthash.lYA0RKWI.dpuf