Webinar Special with Dr. Christopher MacLean

We are delighted to present one of the world’s leading voices in Biomechanics Dr Christopher MacLean as he delivers a Firefly Webinar Special titled What’s More Important, The Hip or The Foot? – A Biomechanist’s Perspective. Dr. MacLean’s work is helping us understand current evidence-based offloading strategies & integrating medical paradigms.

The presentation aims to share Dr MacLean’s knowledge relating to the influence the foot has on lower extremity dynamics and the importance the hips play in this regard.

About Dr. MacLean

Dr. MacLean has been involved in the prescription foot orthotic industry for approximately 30 years first as a Pedorthist, in Educational Marketing, as Director of Biomechanics, and currently as Chair of the Professional Advisory Board at Paris Orthotics Lab Division, Vancouver BC. Chris is the Past President of the Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association (PFOLA) and Scientific Co-chair (with Dr. Douglas Richie, DPM) of the International Conference on Foot Biomechanics & Orthotic Therapy that is annually sponsored by PFOLA.

Academically, Chris completed a Master of Science (Human Kinetics) at the University of British Columbia with Dr. Jack Taunton. Following this, he completed the Ph.D. (Biomechanics) program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with Dr. Joseph Hamill. His research efforts over the past several years have focused on the mechanism of overuse running injuries and on the dynamic influence of custom foot orthotic and running shoe interventions. Currently, he holds Adjunct professor positions at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. He has presented at over 100 scientific and clinical symposia and has published articles in several peer-reviewed journals.