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Jay Dicharry

MPT, SCS

Jay Dicharry built his international reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia. Through this innovative venture, Jay was able to blend the fields of clinical practice and engineering to better understand and eliminate the cause of overuse injuries in endurance athletes. His unique approach goes outside the traditional model of therapy and aims to correct imbalances before they affect your performance. Jay wrote a book on running gait assessments: he is author of "Anatomy for Runners", writes columns for numerous magazines, and has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles. Having taught in the Sports Medicine program at UVA, he brings a strong bias towards patient education, and continues to teach nationally to elevate the standard of care for Therapists, Physicians, and Coaches working with endurance athletes.

Originally from New Orleans LA, Jay completed the Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Louisiana State University Medical Center and is a Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist. Jay has had an active research career, and consults for numerous footwear companies, the US Air Force and USA Track and Field. His research focus on footwear and the causative factors driving overuse injury continues at Rebound, and provides his patients with an unmatched level of innovation and success.

In addition to his clinical distinction, Jay is a certified coach through both the United States Track and Field Association and the United States Cycling Federation, and certified Golf Fitness Instructor through Titleist Performance Institute. He has a competitive history in swimming, triathlon, cycling, and running events on both the local and national level, and has coached athletes from local standouts to national medalists.

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Bike Anatomy: The Bike and Bike Fit Rationale

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Bike Anatomy: The Bike and Bike Fit Rationale

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Your patient is progressing well, and ready to begin a gradual return to training. They ask "is there anything special I should keep in mind when I set up my bike?"

This is the first of three courses designed to give you the tools to mold your musculoskeletal knowledge into the world of cycling. We will establish a working foundation to ensure you are comfortable with the parts of the bike, the tools required for fitting, and the rationale that guides the fitting process. This course provides a critical link to enable clinicians to speak comfortably with their patients and athletes, engage in discussion with the bike shops that carry and source the parts required for fitting, and to expand your skillset and services you offer.

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Clinical Bike Fit Process

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Clinical Bike Fit Process

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Your patient is having chronic anterior knee pain on the bike, so it makes sense to look at their mechanics on the bike. But where do you begin? How to you differentiate between body limitations in your cyclist, and in fit limitations? And how would you systematically progress through the fit process to optimize cycling economy and minimize stress to the rider? In the Clinical Bike Fit Process, we'll address specifically how to adjust the contact points of the bike to the individual variation you see within your patient. This new skill will enable you to "close the loop" between your clinic goals and the stress your patients and clients see while logging hours on the bike. This course will harness your MSK assessment skills, and teach you a new revenue generating skill you can use tomorrow in the clinic.

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Bike Hab: Exercises for Biking

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Bike Hab: Exercises for Biking

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What do you do when the solution to improve a cyclist's pain or performance is more than adjusting the contact points on the bike? While it's important to fit the bike to the rider, its even more critical to fit the rider to the bike. In this course we'll examine how your patient's posture, mobility, stability, and even pedaling technique blend together to impact body stress during cycling. We'll identify clinical goals for rehab in terms of posture and neuromuscular recruitment patterns, and ensure that they are carried over to on-the-bike skills. When your patients see how these strategies directly impact cycling they'll be motivated to close the gap between rehab and return to sport. And from the performance side, optimizing postural alignment and biomechanics will improve cycling economy for less fatigue.

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Clinical Bike Fit Case Studies

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Clinical Bike Fit Case Studies

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You've completed the didactic portion of the cycling content, and it's time to apply these concepts to a hands-on bike fitting. In this course, we'll work through 2 different patients, one on a traditional road bike fit, and the other on a triathlon bike fitting. We'll use their athletic goals, symptom history, and body assessment, to deliver an individual fit experience that improves postural alignment, optimizes the neuromuscular recruitment, and comfort on the bike. Throughout this course, we'll discuss the rationale for each change and intervention to integrate concepts throughout the cycling series, and ensure you can apply them to your unique patients and athletes.

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The Swimmer's Shoulders: Swimmers Aren't Pitchers

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

The Swimmer's Shoulders: Swimmers Aren't Pitchers

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While both throwers and swimmers are often grouped as "overhead athletes," the etiology of shoulder stress in each of these groups is vastly different. Then why are they often treated the same, you ask? In this course we'll present the anatomy of the shoulder in light of highly repetitive environment of swimming. Competitive swimmers perform over 1 million shoulder rotations each week! If the work done in the clinic isn't translated into stroke modifications, the tissue loads will never improve. We'll identify specific correlations between stroke mechanics and shoulder tissue stress, and preset clinical corrections so you can optimize the skill set each swimmer brings to the water for improved technique. You'll build an intervention skillset to address the uniqueness of the recreational and competitive amphibious overhead athlete.

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The Swim Stroke Analysis

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

The Swim Stroke Analysis

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Optimal swimming form requires a precise synchronization of both the upper and lower body to propel the body through a medium ten times more dense than air. So how can you tell if something isn't right? And how can you tell if problems are discrete, or linked to other issues, and most importantly, how can you fix it? In this course we'll present the Visual Stroke Tool to enable you to derive essential information from a video swim assessment. We'll build a systematic way to assess imbalances in swimming stroke, and most importantly prescribe corrective drills to ensure that concepts form within the clinic walls are integrated into each and every session in the water. Jay Dicharry will blend his knowledge as a competitive swimmer, coach, and clinician to help you succeed with this challenging population.

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Clinical Examination of the Runner: Assessment, Testing, Gait Correlations, and Corrections

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Clinical Examination of the Runner: Assessment, Testing, Gait Correlations, and Corrections

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Optimizing running form requires that the runner bring a specific set of athletic skills to the starting line. This course discusses the impact of mobility and stability, specifically as it relates to running. Essential criteria for optimal gait, as well as the types of issues can be expected in running form if isolated deficits are identified. Finally, specific exercises, cues, and techniques to improve the deficits observed will be demonstrated. The goal of this course is to insert a better runner into the sport of running.

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Run Better: Strength and Power Development for Endurance Athletes

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Run Better: Strength and Power Development for Endurance Athletes

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What is the best way to run? While the media loves to discuss polarizing headlines such as "everyone must land on their forefoot," there is a lot more to efficient running form than a foot strike. In this course, participants will use both scientific data and simple analogies to discuss what good running form is. Mobility and stability requirements for proper running will be defined, and optimization of strength training to ensure it directly transfers into better running will be discussed. Optimization of posture and effective integration of posture into daily activities and training will be discussed, and individual case scenarios that highlight key concepts of athlete development will be reviewed. The course concludes by demonstrating exercise progressions that optimize neuro-muscular recruitment for running performance.

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Clinical Gait Assessment

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Clinical Gait Assessment

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While it is critical to evaluate the runner from a clinical perspective, the only way to understand how the runner uses his or her combination of mobility, stability, strength, and power when running is to directly assess their running form. In this course a systematic method called the Visual Gait Tool is presented to guide clinicians through an evaluation. Specific injuries will be discussed, and participants will develop the tools to successfully cue gait to ensure that clinical goals can be incorporated by the runner for long term success.

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Running Footwear: Shoes Impact Form, and Form Impacts Shoes

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Running Footwear: Shoes Impact Form, and Form Impacts Shoes

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Running shoes have seen quite the evolution. Early thin and flexible designs have morphed into stiff and bulky shoes, and are now moving toward the middle of the road. Which is best? Where is the evidence for these changes? How do you match running shoes to an individual runner? Footwear is typically part of a comprehensive treatment program, and it is critical that clinicians understand the effects of footwear in order to prescribe the right tool for their patients. In this course, Jay Dicharry examines relevant research and draws on clinical experience to build participants' knowledge, and help participants select the right tool for the job. Ensure that you are running in your shoes rather than your shoes running you!

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Connecting the Dots: A Clinician’s Role in Endurance Sports Performance

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Connecting the Dots: A Clinician’s Role in Endurance Sports Performance

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This course lays a foundation that is critical for the acute and long term success in caring for the endurance athlete. First the course will take a broad look at the stresses athletes impose on themselves during training, and discuss how this load impacts the care clinicians provide. Secondly, we'll narrow our scope to assess how specific tissues within the body adapt and interact to stresses. At the end of this course, the clinician should have a working knowledge of the extrinsic and intrinsic factors affecting successful rehab, injury prevention, and performance planning with this challenging population. Its critical that clinicians integrate themselves as the expert resource on musculoskeletal development and can interact and educate the athletes and coaches who make up our comprehensive performance network.

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