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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.

Malisoux L, Delattre N, Urhausen A, Theisen D. Shoe Cushioning Influences the Running Injury Risk According to Body Mass: A Randomized Controlled Trial Involving 848 Recreational Runners. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(2):473-480. doi:10.1177/0363546519892578


  • Nathan Stern

    July 7, 2020, 11:25 am

    Love this podcast! One small bit of constructive feedback: maybe you could post the citations of referenced articles in the show notes? I always find I have to spend some time going down the Google Scholar/Research Gate rabbit hole; if enough others are doing the same posting the citations could potentially save a lot of time.

    Thanks for your work!

  • Bryan Heiderscheit

    July 7, 2020, 2:03 pm

    Great suggestion and happy to do. We’ll plan to include the PubMed link in the posting when a paper is the focus of the podcast. Thanks for listening!

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