Is Forefoot Striking Beneficial?

Allison Gruber, PhD of the University of Indiana is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Gruber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology within the School of Public Health. She received her Master’s degree at East Carolina University and her PhD from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research focuses on the metabolic and mechanical differences between different foot strike patterns as well as the mechanisms for running-related injury. Dr. Gruber’s newest research examines the interaction of multiple gait and training variables to identify individualized risk factors for running injury development. She is also investigating the use of wearable technology in order to detect periods of elevated injury risk.

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