In case #4 I'm joined by Mr. Allan Besselink of Austin, Texas USA. We discuss a 22 year old male with lateral foot pain. With Allan's focus on runners including his published book Run Smart: A Comprehensive Approach to Injury-free Running, he has specific expertise for this patient's interest. He gives great insights into what he'd further investigate in the history and how he'd approach the physical exam and the repeated movement testing section. This a case which might come in handy if you treat runners and want to practice with a bit more framework and better confidence. (27min, 18 sec)
Allan is presented with a 22 year old recreational runner who presented with a recent onset of lateral foot pain. Amongst many other insights he gives a hint into how he approaches runners and what he's had to abandon as bad habits from when he practiced in the more traditional sense. He shares how running is simply a high repetition series of repeated movements and what we should investigate more in depth to identify the root of the pain. He offers what he views as important to consider and some common "red herrings" that we might chase if we're not careful. He shares how he sequences the repeated movements in terms of unloaded, partially loaded and fully loaded positions. He gives some optional methods of loading that he's found helpful.