Christine Pollard to serve as interim dean of academic affairs for OSU-Cascades beginning on June 1.
A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time.
Christine Pollard has made it her personal mission to better understand how to help runners prevent injury and find their ideal running shoe.
Under the supervision of physical therapists and lab staff, the interns study movement, identify inefficiencies and provide recommendations designed to decrease stress on the musculoskeletal structures in the body.
“I really want to help people,” says OSU-Cascades KIN senior Britney Galles. “When I think about what I want to do most – that’s it.”
A new biomechanics laboratory opening this May in Bend will provide cutting-edge research and intervention strategies for injuries – especially knees, ankles and hips – creating a perfect match with Central Oregon’s population of elite and recreational athletes.