In today’s episode, I speak with an amazing guest, Dr. Rami Hashish, who is an expert on foot strike, footwear and the impact these factors have on your running.
In this podcast, we talk about foot strike, running form, the impact that form, heel drop, and foot strike have on running injuries, and how running form often changes when running on a treadmill. We also cover the controversial topic of barefoot running.
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Dr. Rami Hashish is a board certified Physical Therapist with a PhD in Biokinesiology. He currently works for Urban Med in Los Angeles California . After attaining his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Hashish achieved his PhD from the University of Southern California’s Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. While completing his PhD, Dr. Hashish served as an instructor.
Dr. Hashish’s primary research focused on the influence of footwear on lower-leg injuries and performance. Dr. Hashish is an author on more more than 30 peer-reviewed abstracts and manuscripts and currently serves as a reviewer for numerous medical journals. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Hashish serves as a contributing columnist to The Huffington Post, and as a Medical Correspondent and footwear expert to The Running Times. He has also appeared in Runner’s World where he was featured in the Ask a Doc section where he discussed how to adapt to a racing shoe that has a lower heel drop than your trainers as well as he shared research about who barefoot running is right for and how to transition safely.
Dr Hashish is also a co-founder of JavanScience, LLC. which is a science-driven footwear company that uses evidence-based medical research to develop shoes for the prevention and relief of foot and leg problems, primarily focused in improving the quality of life for older adults.
You can follow Dr. Hashish on Twitter, @RunInjuryFree
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