Running Webinar Podcasts


Strength Training to Prevent Marathon Injuries


Brett Toresdahl, MD of the Hospital for Special Surgery is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Toresdahl is board certified in family medicine and has a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. He is a Team Physician for US Biathlon and Rugby United New York as well as an Orthopedic Consultant for UFC and on the medical staff for Invesco Series QQQ Tennis. He previously served as the TCS New York City Marathon Medical Captain, Seattle Marathon Assistant Medical Director, and Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Medical Captain. Dr. Toresdahl is active in multiple areas of sports medicine research, including bone stress injuries, running injuries, cardiovascular screening in athletes, and tendinopathy.

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Barefoot Running Acclimation


Karsten Hollander, MD, PhD of the University of Hamburg is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Hollander is an assistant professor specializing in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He served as the team physician for the German cross-country skiing national team and on the medical advisory board of the German Athletic Association (middle and long-distance running). He completed his PhD in biomechanics studying the “Long-term adaptations of habitually barefoot locomotion on foot morphology and biomechanics during childhood and adolescence.” He is currently a visiting fellow at the Spaulding National Running Center and postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School.

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Shoe Midsole Stiffness


Saša Čigoja of the University of Calgary is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Saša is a Kinesiology PhD student at the Human Performance Laboratory. Under the supervision of Dr. Benno Nigg, he studies the effects of increased longitudinal midsole bending stiffness of sport shoes on running mechanics. His PhD work focuses on how increased midsole bending stiffness can be used to redistribute lower limb joint work during running, and how this increased stiffness affects the amount and velocity of muscle and muscle-tendon unit shortening. Saša’s research aims to provide some deeper understanding as to why running in stiff shoes can improve running performance.

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University of Wisconsin Running Injury and Recovery Index

Evan O. Nelson, PT, DPT, PhD of University of Wisconsin-Madison is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Nelson is an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. His research involves evaluating the utility of patient-reported outcome measures for running-related injuries. His practice experience spans multiple sports and orthopedic clinical settings including a current position at UW Health.

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