Ep 174: Running Injuries, Shoes Selection And Gait With Dr Irene Davis, President of the American College of Sports Medicine

Run with Fitpage

May 9 2024 • 57 mins

In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have the leading researcher in the field of biomechanics, gait and running injuries - Dr Irene Davis. Dr Davis discusses the basics of foot biomechanics, injury prevention for beginners, shoes selection and alot more with our host Vikas Singh.

Dr. Irene Davis is a renowned figure in the field of biomechanics and sports medicine, celebrated for her groundbreaking research on lower extremity mechanics and injury prevention in runners. With an illustrious career spanning over decades, Dr. Davis has held esteemed positions at institutions like the University of Delaware and the University of South Florida. She is the founding Director of the Spaulding National Running Center at Harvard Medical School, where her pioneering work focuses on understanding the intricate relationship between biomechanical factors and overuse injuries, particularly in the context of running. Dr. Davis's expertise extends to the development of innovative interventions, such as gait retraining, aimed at mitigating faulty mechanics and reducing injury risk among athletes. Her prolific contributions to the field have garnered widespread recognition, earning her prestigious accolades such as the Borelli Award from the American Society of Biomechanics and the Muybridge Award from the International Society of Biomechanics.

Dr. Davis is not only a distinguished researcher but also a dedicated educator and influencer, having delivered over 350 lectures worldwide and authored numerous publications. Her work is supported by grants from prominent organizations like the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, reflecting the significance and impact of her endeavors in advancing sports medicine and biomechanics. As a Fellow of esteemed associations including the American Society of Biomechanics and the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Davis continues to shape the landscape of sports science through her unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation.

About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale, and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
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