Congratulations to Mrs. Alessandra Matias, PT, Honors Doctorate at University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Research Internship Fellow at Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, MA), who was awarded the 2019 Motor Control Group Student Award for her abstract submission titled: “Not all forefoot striking is equal”.
This is the second edition of the Motor Control Group Student Award sponsored by ISB. The 500 US $ award aims at encouraging the participation of students and young investigators in Motor Control research.
About Alessandra Matias
Alessandra is interested in potential treatments for various musculoskeletal disorders, including knee OA and diabetic polyneuropathy. Current, she is interested in biomechanical factors that contribute to running related injury, and injury-prevention strategies that can be applied in a physical therapy setting. Her work includes implementation, reliability and repeatability of multi-segment foot model. Her PhD project is a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of intrinsic muscles strengthening to reduce injuries associated with running.