The Physical Performance Show: Dr Rich Willy – Running Researcher & Physical Therapist at University of Montana (Assoc Prof.)

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Episode 74: Dr Rich Willy – Running Researcher & Physical Therapist at University of Montana (Assoc Prof.)

Brad Beer recently sat down with Dr Rich Willy – Running Researcher & Physical Therapist at University of Montana (Assoc Prof.) for Episode 74 of The Physical Performance Show podcast.

Brad has a fire-side chat with Rich who unpacks about running mechanics, injuries and research.  We discuss, knee pain, strength training for runners, running shoes, running trends and technology as well as so much more.

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In this episode Rich shares:

  • Introduction Rich Willy
  • Rich’s week in a snapshot
  • Why Rich got into Physical Therapy
  • Focus on researching Knees
  • Patello Femoral Pain
  • BMI and Patello Femoral Pain
  • Best advice in regard to Patello Femoral Pain
  • Running Mechanics
  • Preferred Step Rate
  • The role of strength training in running
  • Changes in running mechanics with ageing
  • Running Shoes including rocker bottom running shoes Pearl Izumi 
  • What Rich is most excited about
  • Best Advice
  • Physical Challenge – Strength Training – start off with some easy weights

To follow Dr Rich Willy

To follow on social @rwilly2003 (Twitter)

Email: rchwilly@gmail.com

Rich’s scientific publications: Research Gate 

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Timeline

0:00 Start
4:30 Introduction Rich Willy
7:00 Rich’s week in a snapshot
10:00 Why Rich got into Physical Therapy
15:00 Focus on researching Knees
16:40 Patello Femoral Pain
26:30 BMI and Patello Femoral Pain
29:00 Best advice in regard to Patello Femoral Pain
31:00 Running Mechanics
35:30 Preferred Step Rate
37:40 The role of strength training in running
49:00 Changes in running mechanics with aging
54:45 Running Shoes
59:00 What Rich is most excited about
63:30 Best Advice
64:00 Physical Challenge – Strength Training – start off with some easy weights
69:13 Finish

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Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter)

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