One of the featured “characters” in my book is physical therapist Jay Dicharry. I first met Jay about a year-and-a-half ago at a running injury workshop, and we’ve since become friends and have done some mutual consulting for shoe companies. When it comes to understanding shoe function and the causes of running injuries, Jay is my go-to guy.
As the former head of the gait lab at the University of Virginia, Jay had access to one of the most high-tech running labs on the planet, so he’s seen firsthand how modifications to form and footwear can influence the forces applied to the body. This summer he moved out to Bend, Oregon to join Rebound Physical Therapy where he will be continuing his gait work in a more clinical setting.
The purpose of this post is to introduce Jay’s new blog: an athlete’s body. In addition to being a gait expert, Jay is also an adept writer, and his blog at UVA was on my must-read list. He’s now moved it to an independent URL, which you can find here.
Jay also wrote a book that was released last month titled Anatomy for Runners. I’m about 2/3 of the way through it (detailed review to come), and I highly recommend it. It provides a lot of the “how-to” information that was absent from my own book. Jay’s book can be purchased at Amazon.