Study for recreational runners


A Biomechanical Analysis of the Transition from Shod to Minimalist Running

Biomedical Engineering

Blemker Silvia, S

UVa Department of Engineering seeks Recreational Runners (ages 18 to 40) for a Study on Minimalist Shoe Running The purpose of the study is to monitor the changes that runners undergo when they switch from a normal running shoe to a minimalist shoe over the course of 15 weeks. This study will enroll recreational runners who consistently run between 12 and 25 miles per week in commercial running shoes Study involves four visits (every 5 weeks for 15 weeks); each visit lasts 1-2 hours. Subjects will be asked to run on a treadmill for 8-15 minutes per visit, and will undergo 2 MRI scans during the study. Subjects will be asked to transition running with minimalist shoes (provided) over 15 weeks using prescribed regimen. No compensation is provided for this study. For more information please contact: Geoff Handsfield (434) 982-3329 IRB HSR # 16172 Principal Investigator: Silvia Blemker, Ph.D.


Exercise Study

Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine
Healthy Subject Studies
Healthy Subjects - Outpatient


No Compensation

Geoffrey Handsfield