Kaiser Southern California Manual Therapy and Sport Fellow
Dr. Klein began this blog as a Doctor of Physical Therapy student attempting to make sense of the world and share it with others. He is a 1:11:11 half marathoner and 14:45 5k runner who runs 70-100 miles per week. Matt has been running for almost 10 years, was an accomplished DIII runner including being the 2012 NWC 10,000m Champion and continues to compete at a moderate to high level. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2016 with his doctorate, passed boards the same year He began his orthopedic residency at Casa Colina in 2017 and will continue on to a manual therapy and sport fellowship at Kaiser Southern California in 2018. He has extensive history in the footwear world, working in the running industry for years prior to becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He has participated in and written research on footwear and running and continues to discuss and learn about those and more. He currently consults for several footwear companies helping with the development of shoes with appropriate biomechanics in mind.
He will continue to write about his experience as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, runner and footwear geek. This will include a great deal of shoe reviews, training/racing updates, things he learns in clinic, exercises he is experimenting with, research and more.
He is currently a Skratch Labs Ambassador and looks forward to returning to highly competitive running in 2018.
As an extra, he is a talented fiddle player and composer with several tunes published in the Portland Collection volume 3.
Road and Track Race PRs
3K: 8:53 (2013)
5K: 14:45 (2013)
8K: 24:51 (2012)
10K: 31:36 (2012)
Half Marathon: 1:11:11 (2014)
Nathaniel S Kollias, DVM, MPH, Lead Guest Reviewer and Contributor
Cornell University Laboratory Animal Resident
Dr. Kollias joined Kleinruns DPT in 2016. He has extensive history with footwear as a competitive road and trail racer. Nathaniel S Kollias is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and is currently in residency at Cornell University receiving training in Laboratory Animal Veterinary Medicine. He has never run for a team and simply started running at the end of high school as a means to maintain his sanity. He has become more competitive with his training over the last couple of years. Besides his obvious passion for running, he is a shoe geek and loves researching the science on up and coming shoe technology and the newest scientific literature on running. When he isn't running around, performing surgeries, or attending to other medical cases, you can find him hiking with his border collie Sugar or enjoying beer at the local brewery.
Thank you for reading and feel free to reach out to any or one of us!