Sep 12

RPM2: An Overview of the White Paper by Dr. Kelly Brooks

running4Did you know that RPM² footbeds were validated and reviewed by Dr. Kelly Brooks during her time as a professor at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi? In February of 2013, Dr. Brooks conducted a review of our product, its technology, and its applications for athletes. The results of the review were published in a White Paper, which you can read in full by clicking here.

A Summary of the White Paper

Focusing on the importance of accurate gait analysis, Dr. Brooks explains that preventative gait analysis is important for measuring an athlete’s form and biomechanical movement to optimize and enhance athlete mechanics, especially during times of fatigue at the end of performance. She states that “proper mechanics will also increase performance by increasing running efficiency…Mechanics are key to success in all distances of running events, though improper mechanics during long distance runs will have a increasingly detrimental effect as the runner continues to train and stress their joints.” For the reasons mentioned above, Dr. Brooks believes that RPM² footbeds can proactively monitor issues with gait, weight distribution, and bilateral deficiencies so that athletes and trainers can address mechanical issues before they become problematic to the runner or cyclist. She notes that RPM² is user-friendly and cost effective when compared to expensive laboratory equipment.

About Dr. Brooks

Dr. Kelly Brooks holds a Ph.D in Human Performance (Environmental Physiology from the University of Alabama. She also earned a Master of Science in Kinesiology from Jacksonville State University. Her professional experience includes teaching and lecturing as a professor for Louisiana Tech University and Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Presently, she serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sport and Human Performance.

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