Join us on PT Elevated as JJ Thomas and Kory Zimney talk with Doug Adams, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS, a clinical expert and researcher and friend of JJ Thomas. Adams’ career started with a background heavy in research from University of Delaware, learning alongside Irene Davis, Richard Willy and Lynn Snyder-Mackler.
Doug talks about his struggle with not getting the results that he wanted when he was in residency and at the beginning of his career. There was a moment where he had to realize that he needed guidance from his colleagues to grow as clinician. That pushed him to rely on a process of test-retest to get the best results.
Through that learning process, he came to the conclusion that having a systematic approach that is backed by research is more important than finding the perfect systematic approach. There’s more than one way to get people better.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the conversation:
Studies that altered how you treat runners
- Ability of Sagittal Kinematic Variables to Estimate Ground Reaction Forces and Joint Kinetics in Running
- A compilation from Google Scholar of Rich Willy’s research
Key Screens for Every Runner
- Focus on mobility and motor control
- Runner Readiness Assessment
- Unilateral Hip Bridge Endurance Test
Clinical Pearl: A great drill to help your runners not overstride is marching. Using research from Richard Souza’s 2015 Article “An Evidence-Based Videotaped Running Biomechanics Analysis”
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