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Non-Traditional Running Shoes

Christine Pollard, PT, PhD of Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Pollard is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology and the Director of the Force Lab which is a biomechanics laboratory housed within a large Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center in Bend. Dr. Pollard’s research is dedicated to improving the scientific understanding of lower extremity injuries and advancing injury-prevention and rehabilitation programs based on this knowledge. Her research is primarily focused in two areas: 1) examining the influence of varying types of footwear on running biomechanics; and, 2) identifying biomechanical risk factors for ACL injury and re-injury. Recently, Dr. Pollard has conducted a series of studies investigating the influence of maximal running shoes on running biomechanics.

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