Posted: 21/04/2012 at 15:48
I'm a true Pilates convert - not just to improve running techinique but just for everyday life! It makes sense and having suffered in the past - I think it should be compulsary for all desk bound people!
With your shin splints, there are many causes. I've not read your previous thread but you are right when you say over/under pronation can be a cause. Have you checked out your glute medious muscle? This muscle controls the inward rotation of your leg as you run - weak glute med = over pronation= shin splints?
I'd definately recommend Pilates to supplement core strength training. I started a year ago after injury - what a difference it's made to my running (and when sitting at my desk!). Don't underestimate the movements - the thing with Pilates is, it is strength and control - the control element is important. If it feels easy you're probably not hitting the correct muscles. A good instructor is invaluable at first.