Does Running Initiate Knee Osteoarthritis?
Ross Miller, PhD of the University of Maryland is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Neuroscience & Cognitive Science Program. Dr. Miller’s research focuses on the mechanical loads transmitted throughout the body during human movement, the dependency of these loads on the specifics of an individual’s movement mechanics, and the positive/negative consequences of those loads on health and fitness. He is interested in developing testable theories on why humans move the way we do, if the manner in which an individual walks plays a role in their risk for developing knee osteoarthritis, and if adjustments to gait mechanics and mechanical loading can mitigate this risk in special populations.