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.
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more