Dr. Christian Greve, MSc

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Faculteit Medische Wetenschappen, UMCG

Lezing van Dr. Christian Greve, MSc

You will gain insight in the biomechanical effects of shoe adaptations on plantar fascia load in patients with plantar fasciitis and healthy young adults during gait.

Dr. Christian Greve, MSc

Over Dr. Christian Greve, MSc

Christian Greve has a background in physical therapy and Human Movement Science and obtained his PhD in 2018 at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, UMCG Groningen. Since 2015 he has an appointment as human movement scientist and clinical gait analyst at the University Medical Center Groningen, Department for Rehabilitation Medicine. Since September this year he also works as a coordinator and lecturer at the Center for Human Movement Science, University Medical Center Groningen.

His clinical work focusses on biomechanical analyses of gait in children and adults with disabilities. His research aims to improve diagnosis, clinical decision-making processes and treatment of patients with gait impairments. For example, in a recent literature review, he and his co-authors showed that mechanical treatments such as shoe adaptations can alleviate symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis (1). In an experimental follow-up study, he investigated the working mechanism of these shoe adaptations and showed how changes in apex position and insole stiffness affect plantar fascia load during gait (2). His presentation will highlight these findings and discuss the biomechanical effects of shoe adaptations on plantar fascia load in patients with plantar fasciitis and healthy young adults.

Relevant publications:

1. Effectiveness of Mechanical Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis: A Systematic Review. Dorianne Schuitema, Christian Greve, Klaas Postema, Rienk Dekker and Juha M. Hijmans. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2019

2. Biomechanical effects of rocker shoes on plantar aponeurosis strain in patients with plantar fasciitis and healthy controls. Christian Greve, Dorianne Schuitema, Bert Otten, Laurens van Kouwenhove, Erik Verhaar, Klaas Postema, Rienk Dekker and Juha M. Hijmans. PLOS ONE. 2019.