Paris Orthotics custom crafted foot orthoses, template sizing options, made by experienced and skilled technicians

Dr. Christopher Maclean


Paris Advisory Board Member



Christopher Lawrence MacLean, Ph.D.


Christopher.MacLean@fortiussport.com

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Biomechanics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 2000-2006

  • Influence of Custom Foot Orthotic Intervention on Lower Extremity Dynamics and Intra-Limb Coupling During Running, Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Hamill
  • Dissertation Committee:
     
  • Dr. Joseph Hamill, Ph.D., UMass Biomechanics
  • Dr. Graham Caldwell, Ph.D., UMass Biomechanics
  • Dr. Richard van Emmerik, Ph.D., UMass Motor Control
  • Dr. Sundar Krishnamurty, Ph.D., UMass Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Irene Davis, Ph.D. (University of Delaware)

Master of Science, Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia 1990-1995

  • Eccentric Kinetic Chain Exercise as a Conservative Means of Functionally Rehabilitating Chronic Isolated Posterior Ligament Insufficiency, Supervisor: Dr. Jack Taunton

Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia 1985-1990

Awards, Distinctions and Fellowships

  • International Society of Biomechanics, Student Travel Award 2003 ($2000 USD)
  • Prescription Foot Orthotic Research Grant 2003 ($10,000 USD)

Research Interests

  • My primary research interest is in the area of Orthopaedic Biomechanics as it relates to mechanism of lower extremity orthopaedic injuries and the influence of therapeutic interventions (surgical, exercise and/or orthoses). In addition, aspirations include building a Biomechanics Laboratory that serves to conduct both scientific and clinical research investigating the mechanism and interventions of lower extremity orthopaedic injuries.

Publications, Presentations and Abstracts

Journals

MacLean CL, Taunton JE, Clement DB, Regan WD, Stanish WD. Eccentric kinetic chain exercise as a conservative means of functionally rehabilitating chronic isolated insufficiency of the posterior cruciate ligament. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 1999; 9:142-150.

MacLean CL, Taunton JE, Clement DB, Regan WD. Eccentric and concentric isokinetic moment characteristics of the chronic isolated posterior cruciate ligament injured knee. British Journal of Sports Medicine 1999; 33:405-408.

MacLean CL, Davis IM, Hamill J. Influence of Custom Foot Orthotic Intervention on Lower Extremity Dynamics in Healthy Female Runners. Clinical Biomechanics 2006; 21:623-630.

Ryan M, MacLean CL, Taunton JE. Epidemiology, Joint Coupling and Risk Factors Associated with Running Injuries: A Review. International Sports Medicine Journal, 2006; 7(2)

MacLean CL, Davis IM, Hamill J. Short- and Long-term Influences of a Custom Foot Orthotic Intervention on Lower Extremity Dynamics. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 2008; 18: 338-343.

MacLean CL, Davis IM, Hamill J. Influence of Running Shoe Midsole Composition and Custom Foot Orthotic Intervention on Lower Extremity Dynamics During Running. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 2009; 25: 54-63.

MacLean CL, van Emmerik R, Hamill J. The Influence of a Custom Foot Orthotic Intervention on Lower Extremity Intra-limb Coupling During a 30-minute Run. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 2010; 26: 390-399. Page 3/8

Conference Proceedings

Taunton JE, Rollins M, Beers A, Ryan M, MacLean CL. A Prospective Study of Running Injuries in Women Participating in 16-week Half-marathon Clinics, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 16(2): 185.

MacLean CL, Hamill J. Short and Long-term Influence of a Custom Foot Orthotic Intervention on the Lower Extremity Dynamics in Injured Runners. Proceedings of the International Society of Biomechanics. Cleveland, Ohio, 2005.

MacLean CL, van Emmerik R, Hamill J. Influence of a Custom Orthotic Intervention on Intra-limb Coordination Variability During Running. Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Biomechanics. Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2004.

MacLean CL, Hamill J. Influence of a Custom Foot Orthotic Intervention on Lower Extremity Kinematics and Kinetics During Running. Proceedings of the International Society of Biomechanics. Dunedin, New Zealand, 2003.

Pollard CD, MacLean CL, McClay Davis IS, Hamill J. Knee joint kinematics during a single limb squat: Gender based differences in the collegiate soccer player. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 35(5) Supplement 1: S306, 2003.

MacLean CL, Hamill J. Effect of a Custom Foot Orthotic Intervention on 3-Dimensional Lower Extremity Kinematics and Kinetics During Running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 35(5) Supplement 1: S237, 2003.

O’Connor KM, MacLean CL, Hamill J. Does The Heel Counter Control Movement of the Rearfoot? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 34(5) Supplement 1:S5, 2002.

MacLean CL, Taunton JE. Eccentric kinetic chain exercise as a conservative means of functionally rehabilitating chronic isolated insufficiency of the posterior cruciate ligament. Proceedings of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1997.

MacLean CL, Taunton JE. Eccentric and concentric isokinetic moment characteristics of the chronic isolated posterior cruciate ligament injured knee. Proceedings of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario, 1993. Page 4/8

Employment History: University, Company or Organization

Rank or Title & Job Description

Dates

Fortius Institute
Burnaby, BC

Director, Fortius Lab & Applied Biomechanics

Jan 2013 – Present

Paris Orthotics Lab Division,
Vancouver, British Columbia

Chairman, Professional Advisory Board

Jan 2013 – Present

Paris Orthotics Lab Division, Vancouver, British Columbia

Director of Biomechanics: Organization and development of technical seminars and educational resources for foot health care professionals.

Jan 2005 – Dec 2012

Forensic Dynamics Inc., Kamloops, British Columbia

Biomechanist: Forensic investigation, research and analysis of occupant dynamics in motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents, and slips and falls.

Feb 2005 – Dec 2012

Multisport Centre of Excellence, Burnaby, British Columbia

Human Performance Lab, Consultant: Physical plant design of HPL; video analysis, force plate and software purchasing; etc.

August 2008 – Dec 2012

Timberland, Stratham, New Hampshire

Independent Contractor: Biomechanical data processing and analysis.

Oct 2004 – Dec 2005

Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Research Assistant: Footwear research for US Army, New Balance, Saucony & Timberland including 3-D kinematic and kinetic analyses, impact (tibial acceleration), flex and impact testing and pressure mapping.

Teaching Assistant: Undergraduate Biomechanics with Dr. Graham Caldwell.

Sept 2000 – Jan 2005
Sept 2001 – Jan 2002

Paris Orthotics Lab Division, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

National Lab Service Technical Marketing: Marketing laboratory services to podiatric & chiropody markets, technical lecture presentations, technical & scientific writing and technical support.

Sept 1996 – Dec 2004

Orthotics East, Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Pedorthist: Evaluation, design, fabrication and manufacturing for prescription custom foot orthoses

Sept 1995 – Sept 1996

Paris Orthotics Pedorthic Services, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Pedorthist: Evaluation, design and manufacturing for prescription custom foot orthoses

May 1991 – Sept 1995

 
Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 4pm (PST)
 
 
Location

Paris Orthotics Ltd.
Head Office
3630 1st Ave E
Vancouver, BC
V5M 1C3
 
 
Phone

tel 1.800.848.0838
fax 1.855.381.2157
 
 
Connect

customerservice@parisorthotics.com