BBC Science Interview

Coming up on BBC radio tonight at 20:30; Daniel Lieberman from Harvard University, Sharon Dixon from University of Exeter and me from Institute of Technology Carlow talk to Chhavi Sachdev on all things barefoot including evolution, injury and performance. Repeated Monday at 9:30am. Click here

Podcast Interview: The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast

An interview I did on The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast. Discussing how modern living has made us less ready for sport, how the absence of nuance leads to overly simplistic conclusions, science, the individual, clinicians, getting out of your head & into your body. Click here  

12-Rules for Life

I read the book 12-Rules for Life a couple of years ago and it inspired the idea for a creative writing project. The idea being that we would all share the valuable lessons from our varied life experiences and create a resource of collective wisdom to provoke reflection. Thanks to lock-down, I finally got aroundContinue reading “12-Rules for Life”

10 Tips to Cope with COVID & the Opportunity it Brings

Humans have a deep aversion to threat and uncertainty. COVID-19 is a potent mix of both. The fact that over 90% of us will be fine does little to appease the primitive part of our brain. One way of appeasing this part of our brain is to stock pile resources (toilet roll?!) and retreat. InContinue reading “10 Tips to Cope with COVID & the Opportunity it Brings”

Pain and Function in the Runner: A Ten (din) uous Link

Readers of this blog may remember the blog I wrote about how to recover from the runners achilles heel. In it, I mentioned that we took a number of physiological measures of the calf before and after the training intervention. As always with science, it takes time but the research has finally been published andContinue reading “Pain and Function in the Runner: A Ten (din) uous Link”

Adaptation of Running Biomechanics to Repeated Barefoot Running

There is often confusion around the interpretation of scientific studies and what it actually means for runners. We recently wrote a letter to the editor of the American Journal of Sports Medicine to further explain findings reported by a study published in their journal. The letter has now been published.  

Even Better than the Real Thing?

Barefoot Strong Summit, Scottsdale, Arizona 26th and 27th October 2019 EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING with Dr Peter Francis,  Join Dr Francis as he shares his research on how existing musculoskeletal conditions can be improved by reverting to minimalist footwear, allowing the foot to move and interact with the ground closer to how itContinue reading “Even Better than the Real Thing?”