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Biomechanical Risk Factors for Running-Related Injury


Laurent Malisoux, PhD of the Luxembourg Institute of Health is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Malisoux is the Leader of the Physical Activity, Sport & Health research group with expertise in sports injury prevention, running biomechanics, physical activity assessment and exercise physiology. He completed his PhD in 2006 at UCLouvain (Belgium), focusing on the impact of training and unloading on contractile properties of single human muscle fibres. After having worked a few years for a private company specializing in human performance evaluation, training and rehabilitation, he received a grant in Luxembourg for a post-doc project on injury prevention in youth sport. In recent years, his research has focused on the prevention of running-related injuries, as well as on the objective measurement of physical activity in the general population. He has conducted 3 randomized controlled trials investigating the effect of specific shoe features on injury risk in leisure-time runners, incorporating epidemiological and biomechanical approaches.

Malisoux L, Gette P, Delattre N, Urhausen A, Theisen D. Spatiotemporal and Ground-Reaction Force Characteristics as Risk Factors for Running-Related Injury: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Trial Including 800+ Recreational Runners. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Feb;50(2):537-544. doi: 10.1177/03635465211063909. Epub 2022 Jan 20. PMID: 35049407.

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