[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
August 28, 1972

Running Mechanics

Author Affiliations

From the Center of Research for Human Performance (Drs. James and Brubaker) School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, and the Department of Athletics, University of Oregon; the Orthopedic Fracture Clinic, Eugene; and the Department of Orthopedics, University of Oregon Medical School, Portland (Dr. James).

JAMA. 1972;221(9):1014-1016. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200220048011

Rigorous training programs followed by many of today's track athletes may produce a variety of injuries. Problems may arise from inherited traits of faulty technique. A knowledge of basic running mechanics is essential to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of recurrent injuries.