DR. CRISTINE AGRESTA – Busting Running Shoe Myths

Today I speak with Dr. Cristina Agresta, a physical therapist, Assistant Professor and sports medicine researcher. Her research focuses on developing assessment and monitoring techniques that improve clinical decision-making regarding athlete care and athletic performance. As a former runner, mom, clinician, and researcher, she offers a comprehensive perspective on the topic.

We talk about all the common myths surrounding running shoe and give real, up-to-date advice!

We talk about: 

-common running shoes choices

-carbon plated running shoe

-heel drop and stack height

-the place for barefoot running

-avoiding “right” and “wrong”

-working in academia

-foot size increasing after pregnancy 

Time Stamps

1:00 introduction

4:09 going wrong with running shoe

9:45 prioritizing comfort

13:01 explaining heel drop

15:03 minimalist running shoe and barefoot running

23:40 bridging the gap from clinician to academia

29:23 her experience pregnancy and postpartum

38:25 practical advice for choosing a shoe

43:00 rapid fire questions


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The University of Washington Doctor of Physical Therapy program is a top-notch graduate program that provides exceptional education and unique experiences for those interested becoming a PT (https://www.physicaltherapy.uw.edu). We also have a number of post-professional residencies (https://pt-residencies.rehab.washington.edu) with a sports PT residency in the works!

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