Corrado Giambalvo is an Italian FIDAL Track and Field federation instructor and the creator of training protocols for youth and amateur athletes of sports clubs in Italy. A Master runner himself, Corrado has been running various distances, both on the track and in international marathons. Since 2004, he continues his personal experimentation running barefoot and in minimalist shoes, making him a recognized expert and historic witness of the Barefoot Running Movement. In 2010 he became the FiveFingers® Tester Team and Special Projects Manager for Vibram
"Learning is a fascinating activity. The data obtained from any test we perform, can neither be right nor wrong. It provides us with the opportunity to optimally evolve and behave, act and perform in new or simply forgotten ways. Understanding how we use our feet in everyday activities – amongst these walking and running - is authetically fundamental and of paramount importance for the making of excellent quality soles and footwear."
DR. NICK CAMPITELLI
Dr. Campitelli joined our Biomedical Advisory Board in 2011. He is a board certified
podiatrist, specializing in foot and ankle surgery. Originally certified as an athletic
trainer, Dr. Campitelli continues to research and lecture on sports and running-related
podiatric ailments. Today, Dr. Campitelli practices with Northeast Ohio Medical
Associates and is an adjunct professor at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.
He is also an avid runner, having completed several marathons, half marathons, and
10k’s. Dr. Campitelli has taken a devoted interest in barefoot movement and
running as a preventative measure for many foot maladies.
"After 10 years of foot pain while running, I began researching the biomechanics
of barefoot running and the use of minimalist shoes. I immediately started
running in FiveFingers® and have been pain free since. I now incorporate my
research into my medical practice. It is truly amazing to witness the consistent
positive results with my clients."
STACEY LEI KRAUSS SLK
SLK is the Lead Fitness Advisor for Vibram FiveFingers®, as she’s been
specializing in foot-fitness techniques for over a decade. She most recognized for
her award-winning barefoot fusion programming; The Will Power Method®. Stacey
Lei is a Reiki practitioner, a Master Trainer for Schwinn, BOSU, Indo-Row, a Teacher-Trainer
for Peak Pilates, and a proud a member of the G Series Fit Trainer Team.
"We train for strength, endurance, neuro-coordination and flexibility. Why
is it, that most people halt this training once they reach the ankles? Instead
of casting our feet, we should be training them - because having strong, fit feet
will help build strong, efficient, functionally moving bodies."
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DR. IVO F. WAERLOP D.C.
DABCN, CCRP, CCSP, Lic Acp.
Dr. Waerlop is a 1986 summa cum laude graduate of the New York Chiropractic College.
He received his post-graduate neurology diplomate from Logan Chiropractic College
and became board certified in 1990. Dr. Waerlop works with a broad base of patients
including Olympic level, professional and paraprofessional running, skiing and cycling
athletes. He is an adjunct faculty member with the Lincoln School of Post-Professional
Education. He is engaged in publishing active research on cycling biomechanics and
is involved in gait and lower extremity research. He is a board certified Chiropractic
Neurologist, Chiropractic Rehabilitation Physician and certified Chiropractic Sports
Physician. He lectures nationally on foot-ankle and gait biomechanics in sports
and now in advanced acupuncture techniques. He is also co-author of the textbook,
Pedographs and Gait Analysis: Clinical Applications and Pearls.
DR. SHAWN ALLEN D.C.
DABCO, FACO, DABAAHP
Diplomate of American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, Dr. Allen has an established
chiropractic, conservative orthopedics and sports medicine-based practice, Allen
Chiropractic Orthopedics. He is a 1995 graduate of the National University of Health
Sciences and prior to that graduated with his first bachelor-of-science degree from
the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) in kinesiology. In addition to his
regular client base, he works with a wide variety of patients including Olympic,
professional and para-professional runners, gymnasts, dancers, baseball and tri-athletes.
He is a board-certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and completed a three-year, in-house
residency in orthopedics through the National University of Health Sciences with
additional extensive training in chiropractic neurology. Dr. Allen is an adjunct
faculty member with the Lincoln School of Post-Professional Education and an instructor
in advanced orthopedics and functional biomechanics at National University in Lombard,