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Running Webinar Podcasts


Shoe Cushioning Influences the Running Injury Risk According to Body Mass

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 the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), focusing on the impact of training and unloading on contractile properties of single human muscle fibers. 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.

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Step Rate Predictors During Competition

Geoff Burns, PhD of the Univesity of Michigan is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Burns is a runner and sport science researcher, recently completing his PhD from Michigan’s School of Kinesiology. His research involved the development and application of methods to compare runners to simple biomechanical systems. His studies have explored mechanical patterns in high-performing individuals, ranging from sub-four minute milers to ultra-marathoners. Geoff received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in biomedical engineering and has worked professionally as an engineer in the automotive, medical device, and orthopedic research fields. Additionally, he competes internationally as an ultramarathoner. He is a national champion in the 100km and has represented the United States at world championships in the 50km and 100km distances, where he has finished as high as fifth (twice).

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Monitoring Running Exposure with Wearables


Allison Gruber, PhD, FACSM and John Davis are our guests for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Gruber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University in Bloomington and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Gruber’s research focuses on the mechanics of gait, with a particular focus on running and the mechanisms for running injury development. She has incorporated mobile devices to track running and non-running physical activity behaviors, as well as monitor changes to whole-body motion complexity due to training. John Davis is a PhD student in Human Performance at Indiana University with a concentration in biomechanics. His current research involves using wearable technology to assess running mechanics, with the goal of identifying risk factors for overuse injury.

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Injuries & Illnesses before Marathon


Thierry Franke, PT of Utrecht University is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Thierry specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, specifically shoulder and ACL rehabilitation. During the final year of his masters, he performed an observational cohort study including nearly 600 half and full marathon runners participating in the Utrecht Marathon together with assistant professor Bionka Huisstede PhD PT and professor Frank Backx MD PhD at the Department of Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy Science, and Sports of the University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University. In 2017, he started working part-time on his PhD investigating the occurrence and impact of health problems in half and full marathon runners and the use and effects of preventive measures such as compression garments. Thierry currently works as a policy adviser for the Royal Dutch Physical Therapy Association.

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