For part two of our series, we are joined by Jay Dicharry to discuss the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes.
Jay is a physical therapist, teacher, biomechanics researcher, + author in Bend, Oregon, USA. Jay built his international reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia, and as Director of an independent lab in Oregon. Jay blurs the lines between clinical practice, coaching, and engineering to solve injury problems and optimize performance.
Jay literally wrote the book on running gait assessments: he is author of “Running Rewired” and “Anatomy for Runners“, writes columns for numerous magazines, and has published over thirty-five professional journal articles and book chapters. Jay has had an active research career, and consults and teaches for numerous footwear companies, the cycling industry, the US Air Force, USA Track and Field, and USA Triathlon. His research work led him to a patented design to improve foot and lower leg function through his start-up company, MOBO.
Having taught in the Sports Medicine program at UVA and OSU-Cascades, he brings a strong bias towards patient education, and continues to teach nationally to elevate the standard of care for Therapists, Physicians, Students, and Coaches working with endurance athletes. His expertise in injury prevention, rehab, and performance training is sought out by athletes across the world, and his athlete’s results speak for themselves.
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