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Pose technique of running: do not wear orthotics

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by admin, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

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    Dr Romanov is getting an increased following for his Pose technique of running:
    Pose Method
    How about this:
  2. Admin2

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  3. Atlas

    Atlas Well-Known Member

    This is a misnomer; it should be the dis-pose technique.

    If reducing pathological/provocative/aggravating forces to stressed tissue is not correct, then he should remove the lumbar support on his chair, and say 'no' to the doctor that wants to put a plaster on his broken arm.

  4. I hope that Dr. Romanov's idea on the "Pose Method" of running catches on more.....it will certainly increase my practice volume by injuring more runners who were never meant to be forefoot strikers. ;)

    Ron, dis-Pose.....that's a good one. :p
  5. toomoon

    toomoon Well-Known Member

    Hmmm.. well Nick Romanov certainly has some interesting ideas, and he is nothing if not opinionated. Of course the statements he makes in relation to orthotic therapy cannot be sustained at all, unless he is referring to prescribers outside the podiatry profession, where scientific scrutiny is not so glaring.... or is it???... well that is for an entirely different forum i guess. But in many ways he does us a favour... because even if we do not admit it, we all know that not every podiatrist should be prescribing orthoses. We all know that there is a real art to the science, and those practitioners who are very successful with orthotic therapy take the art very seriously indeed. they are creative, think outside the box and ask a whole lot of "what ifs". They have the controls and checks in place and titrate their results where other practitioners do not. Brings up the old chestnut (and right now I feel like Carrie Bradshaw)... who SHOULD be allowed to prescribe orthoses? Should there be specialist recognition??
    Dr. Romanovs Pose Technique has the same fatal flaw that many podiatrist's apply to their orthotic therapy... it is unidimentional, and it is the same for ever single athlete.. No sir.. not all athletes are the same, and injury/assessment/rehabilitation programs must be individually tailored to each individual athlete. But lets not kid ourselves here.. in the world of podiatry, we do and teach gait issues poorly. Our analysis techniques are antiquated, and we could learn, from Dr. Romanov, and our good freind Isaac Newton, to improve our gait analysis. Technique is really important. And technique modification is fundamental to injury prevention and rehabilitation. If yor athlete has poor technique and they are injured, you are unlikely to get a result with orthotic therapy until the technique deficit is addresses. then, and only then, can the orthoses do the job for which they were so carefully designed. We need to use Romanov's technique to look in more depth at gait and movement biomechanics, we need to understand the impact of the acceleration and breasking phases of gait, and how they create/influence injury, and we need to know how to positivle influence faulty movement patterns through re-education and altered motor learning patterns.
    On a personal note Dr. Kirby, i have tried several times to email you in recent weeks, but keep being told I have the wrong address (this despite me just hitting reply to your emails!).
    Would you mind confirming your correct address for me.
    thanks and regards to all

    Simon Bartold
  6. Simon:

    Good to see you are still alive. ;) I know that you probably were using the wrong finger to hit the reply button. Here's my e-mail address:


    Grandpa Kirby
  7. mefc

    mefc Member

    I've just had a skim read on barefoot running and the pose technique. Would Dr Romanov apply the same reasoning to spectacle wearing?
  8. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    I know this is an old thread, but here is the info on Dr Romanov's book for those who wish to find out more on this approach:

    Dr. Nicholas Romanov's Pose Method of Running
    Nicholas Romanov


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