In this episode we talked with Stacey Meardon, PT, PhD about some of her research which has looked at biomechanical risk factors for injury, step width modification for MTSS and ITB issues, and also some clinical pearls to think about when someone presents in your clinic with a suspected bone stress injury. For the really nerdy, we even briefly talked about the ‘free moment’ and its potential relevance to injury.
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About Stacey Meardon:
Stacey is a Physical Therapist and Assistant Professor at East Carolina University Her research involved neuromuscular and biomechanical factors that contribute to injury during running. The overarching goal of her research is to prevent injury in active populations in order to optimize long term bone and joint health and remove barriers to physical activity. Her research is directed toward identifying biomechanical factors that result in injury and elevated tissue stress during physical activity in order to identify interventions that improve biomechanical factors associated with injury, reduce pain, and improve function. Stacey is also interested in how postural control, movement variability and coordination contribute to injury.
Relevant Podiatry Arena threads for more information:
Use a wider base of gait for medial tibial stress syndrome
Step width alters iliotibial band strain during running