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Rich Willy

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338: Expert Edition: Assoc Prof Rich Willy: The Masters Runner

The Physical Performance Show

In this rewired episode, we focused discussions on the needs of the Master’s runner and explored the physiology, biomechanics, injury risk and rehabilitation of the Master’s running athlete. Rich shares around why we slow down as we age, the principles that underpin the changes that we see, why our tendons tend to lose stiffness as we age, what happens to our calves as propulsive elements as we mature as runners. Why strength training is such a critical component of the ageing runners training program and how to structure strength training around the week’s running volume. Rich answers the age old question, is running bad for our knees? He explains why a fast walking pace can be correlated with great longevity in life and touches on the role of footwear and shoe selection for the ageing or master’s runner. Show Sponsor: Polar are a sports technology company who build world class heart rate monitors and GPS watches for people who take their health, fitness and sports performance seriously. Coming from the heart of the Nordics, they have the experience, insight, and history of quality, design and innovation which is unparalleled. Worn by some of the best athletes on the planet, we’re very excited to have Polar as a partner here so you can also access their heart rate monitors, watches and training platform. Polar are very excited to announce that they are launching two stunning new-generation running watches, the Polar Pacer and Polar Pacer Pro. As a starting bonus, the team at Polar are offering 15% off. If it’s time for you to check out a new heart rate monitor or watch to help improve your performance, head across to Polar.com and use the code TPPS on selected products. Livestream Event Positive Sports Psychology: Cultivating deep well-being featuring RORY DARKINS 3PM AEST Saturday 10 September 2022 to register Join the The Physical Performance Show LEARNINGS membership through weekly podcasts | Patreon If you enjoyed this episode of The Physical Performance Show please hit SUBSCRIBE for to ensure you are one of the first to future episodes. Jump over to The Physical Performance Show - https://physicalperformanceshow.com/ for more details. Follow @Brad_Beer Instagram & Twitter The Physical Performance Show: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter (@tppshow1) Please direct any questions, comments, and feedback to the above social media handles.

1hr 9mins

16 Aug 2022

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58. Iliotibial Band Pain w/ Dr. Rich Willy

The E3Rehab Podcast

In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Rich Willy to discuss IT Band pain. Topics included: - Anatomy & function of the IT Band - Who gets it? Why? - Differential diagnosis - Rehab framework - Running retraining - Other common myths and misconceptions - And much more! --- More about Dr. Rich Willy: Twitter: https://twitter.com/rwilly2003 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/montanarunninglab/ Blog Part 1: https://www.physio-network.com/blog/iliotibial-band-pain-in-the-runner-part-1-etiology-and-assessment/ Blog Part 2: https://www.physio-network.com/blog/iliotibial-band-pain-in-the-runner-part-2-treatment/ Paper (Open Access): https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s40279-021-01634-3.pdf --- More about us:  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ1mrNXXjSo Blog: https://e3rehab.com/blog/itband/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/e3rehab/ --- This episode was produced by Matt Hunter.

1hr 2mins

15 Mar 2022

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E11: Rich Willy


This week Matt speaks with avid runner and Dr Rich Willy. Rich is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Montana. Prior to moving to Montana, Rich obtained his PhD at The University of Delaware under the supervision of Professor Irene Davis (Born to Run fame). Rich still finds time to treat patients and is without a doubt one the world leads in the management of the injured runner.


15 Feb 2021

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#8 - Open chain quad exercises - friend or foe? With Dr. Rich Willy

Physio Explained by Physio Network

In this episode we spoke to Dr. Richard Willy about the evolving narrative around open chain quad exercises and their impact on patients recovering from ACL surgery and patellofemoral pain. We covered how and when to use these exercises as part of a well-rounded rehab program.Dr. Rich Willy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy, University of Montana. He has completed a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science and a Master of Physical Therapy. Rich is a clinician with 18 years experience specializing in the treatment of the injured runner, a published researcher, and an international presenter.Rich has done a brilliant Masterclass with us on "Restoring load capacity in the injured runner". Watch it here: https://www.physio-network.com/masterclass/restoring-load-capacity-in-the-injured-runner/


10 Jan 2021

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Episode 30: Rich Willy

The Runners Zone

In this episode, Chris sat down with Rich Willy. Rich is a physical therapist and the chair of the physical therapy program at the University of Montana. In the episode, Rich discusses current best management of anterior knee pain, bone stress injuries, optimizing bone health, and many other things related to long distance running. You can check him out on Instagram at @montanarunninglab.

1hr 4mins

21 Nov 2020

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EP59 | Rich Willy - Manipulating Runners Biomechanics

Missing Variable Podcast

We're joined by Rich Willy out of Montana to talk about runners, biomechanics, and (not surprisingly) strength training! Enjoy the episode.Bio:Dr. Rich Willy is an assistant professor in the School of Physical Therapy, University of Montana. He received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware and his masters in physical therapy from Ohio University. His research aims to develop clinically effective treatments for individuals with patellofemoral pain, Achilles tendon injuries, or bone stress injuries. He focuses his research on two populations: endurance runners and tactical athletes. His work is currently supported by the US Department of Defense.  Dr. Willy has nearly 50 peer reviewed publications and is a national and international presenter of his research and clinical expertise on how to evaluate and treat the injured runner. Most recently, he was the lead author on the APTA’s Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patellofemoral PainIf you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find RichIG: @montanarunninglabTwitter: @rwilly2003Connect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com


7 May 2020

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Running Injuries - Rich Willy

SmartEducation Podcast

Meeting Rich Willy, a big inspiration for many who are treating runners, can’t go by without a special podcast episode. Nice chat on running, running analysis, running injuries and running shoes. Oh, don’t forget to cheer for Rich in April when he will run the London Marathon!


17 Feb 2020

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Patellofemoral Pain CPG from JOSPT with Rich Willy

PT Pintcast - Physical Therapy

Rich Willy is the lead author on a new CPG for Patellafemoral Pain from JOSPT. You can get it open access here: https://www.jospt.org/doi/full/10.2519/jospt.2019.0302 pRich gives us the overview of the CPG


25 Sep 2019

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Mythbusting iliotibial band (ITB) pain with Dr Rich Willy (PT, PhD) – it’s not friction! #393


Is iliotibial band pain a friction problem? Or a load problem?On this week’s BJSM podcast, Dr Rich Willy (T: @rwilly2003) and BJSM’s Daniel Friedman (T: @ddfriedman) discuss the clinical management of iliotibial band pain.Dr. Richard Willy PT, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy, University of Montana (Missoula, MT, USA). He received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware and his master of physical therapy from Ohio University. In addition to his research, Dr. Willy has been a clinician for 18 years specialising in the treatment of the injured runner. His research aims to develop clinically effective treatments for patellofemoral pain syndrome, Achilles tendon injuries and tibial stress fractures.In this podcast, Dr Willy discusses:· How to assess the injured runner with ITB pain· Misconceptions about ITB pain – it’s not a friction problem and you need some tightness!· How to progress the rehabilitation in managing ITB pain· Is there a role for stretching and foam rolling?The case study used in this podcast was originally from Pegrum James, Self Alex, Hall Nick. Iliotibial band syndrome BMJ 2019; 364 :l980 https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.l980


9 Aug 2019

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Rich Willy's common sense approach to healthy running

A New Angle

Dr. Rich Willy is one of the world’s leading experts in running injuries. Learn why this professor of physical therapy chose to build his career at the University of Montana and how his research can help both clinicians and every day athletes develop strength, stay healthy and keep moving. Rich has some common sense advice that runs counter to many popular narratives about running shoes, injuries, and stretching.


19 Feb 2019