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Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Jay Dicharry Instructor Bio:
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.

Jay Dicharry's Continuing Education Courses

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

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

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… Read Morearrow_right

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

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

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Run Better: Strength and Power Development for Endurance Athletes

Run Better: Strength and Power Development for Endurance Athletes

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Clinical Gait Assessment

Clinical Gait Assessment

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Running Footwear: Shoes Impact Form, and Form Impacts Shoes

Running Footwear: Shoes Impact Form, and Form Impacts Shoes

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Bike Anatomy: The Bike and Bike Fit Rationale

Bike Anatomy: The Bike and Bike Fit Rationale

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Clinical Bike Fit Process

Clinical Bike Fit Process

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?… Read Morearrow_right

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Bike Hab: Exercises for Biking

Bike Hab: Exercises for Biking

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.… Read Morearrow_right

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Clinical Bike Fit Case Studies

Clinical Bike Fit Case Studies

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… Read Morearrow_right

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The Swimmer's Shoulders: Swimmers Aren't Pitchers

The Swimmer's Shoulders: Swimmers Aren't Pitchers

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… Read Morearrow_right

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The Swim Stroke Analysis

The Swim Stroke Analysis

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… Read Morearrow_right

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