2012 Britton C. and Lucile McCabe Lecture: Irene Davis Ph.D., P.T. - Director, Spaulding National Running Center Harvard Medical School
“Barefoot Running: Shifting Paradigms Regarding Footstrikes, Footwear, and Treatment of the Foot”
Irene Davis Ph.D., P.T., is a Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware where she studied the relationship between lower extremity structure, mechanics and injury in runners for the past 20 years. Her current areas of study include mechanical factors in tibial stress fractures and patellofemoral disorders along with the effect of physical therapy interventions such as gait retraining. She is interested in the mechanics of barefoot running and its effect on injury rates and is a barefoot runner herself.
Davis has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Discovery, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Parade, and Time Magazine.
April 3, at 4 p.m. in the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union.