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
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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