In episode 192 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Jay Dicharry, Physical Therapist, Biomechanics Researcher, Author, Founder MOBO Board: Athletic foot function & performance in this expert edition.
Jay Dicharry has built his reputation as an expert in Biomechanical analysis. As the Director of the Speed Clinic at the University of Virginia and now as the Director of the Rep Biomechanics Lab in Oregon. Jay has a passion for solving injury problems and optimising performance. He’s the Author of two books: Running Rewired
and Anatomy for Runners
, writes for numerous magazine columns and has published over 35 Journal articles and book chapters.
Jay consults for a variety of footwear companies, the cycling industry, the US Airforce and USA Track and field and triathlon. Most recently Jay‘s research work has led him to design a product to improve lower leg function through MOBO. We will touch on this new product in today’s conversation along with the problematic trend that Jay observes and that is the athletes don’t tend to train their feet as they like to train the rest of their body. Jay believes that this oversight leaves seconds on the clock and blackholes in the athletes preparation.
Listen in as we delve into the following:
- How Jay started his career
- Typical week for Jay
- Assessment for Runners
- Foot and Ankle area
- Effects of losing leverage
- Ankle Sprains: Research and what to do
- Description of MOBO Board – Mobility Board
- Explanation of 3 different types of exercises (Pfeifer Feet, Crazy 8’s, Rehab Type Exercises)
- Frequency for MOBO board exercises
- Best advice
- Physical Challenge of the Week
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“Take a deep look at what you’ve done and what your outcomes were.” – Best Advice
“Do the Twisted Airplane.” – Physical Challenge
“Every running athlete needs to have some quality control in their foot and ankle.”
“The more you learn the better you run.”
“Effects of losing leverage”
- Develop a foot that can last for training.
- Things get better if there’s a better approach.
3 Unique Things of Mobo Board
- Toe Box to Help athletes stop gripping
- Board Finnets to control the moves
- Queued to use your foot with your hip
To follow Jay Dicarry
Website: REP Lab, An Athlete’s Body
To follow MOBO Board:
Website: MOBO Board
2:00 Introduction to Jay Dicharry
4:55 How Jay started his career
7:50 Typical week for Jay
9:22 Assessment for Runners
12:30 Foot and Ankle area
20:38 Effects of losing leverage
25:35 Ankle Sprains: Research and what to do
37:15 Description of MOBO Board – Mobility Board
41:43 Sponsor Break
44:13 Explanation of 3 different types of exercises (Pfeifer Feet, Crazy 8’s, Rehab Type Exercises)
50:08 Frequency for MOBO board exercises
51:30 Best advice
53:56 Break l Overview of Episode 191 with Sara Hall
55:25 Physical Challenge of the Week
57:17 Snippet from Running Rewired
58:51 Jay’s social media handles
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