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Dr. Jared Shippee – Utah Running Expert

Dr. Jared Shippee – DPM, Athlete


Dr Shippee began his passion for running, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle many years ago. Having been raised in a very active community in California, where hiking, mountain biking, and surfing were a staple. Dr Shippee later moved to Utah where he attended the University of Utah earning a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. It was there one of his kinesiology professors highlighted the Podiatric profession. Later, he took up running races and triathlons and began to develop foot pain.

Knowing a neighbor who was a foot doctor and visiting his office to see what that profession involved, he was hooked. Since graduating from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine he’s enjoyed the focus of podiatry on an active lifestyle and working with both young and old. He frequently will give free community lectures for hospitals, clubs or classes focusing on exercise and its benefits on weight management. He also offers free video gait analysis in his various office locations, which range from Idaho to Brigham City Utah.

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Utah Running Expert Answers

Expert Panel Question???

Question: “I have been running pretty consistent for 2 years and now my knees will have slight pain off and on”

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It’s difficult to answer this fully as there are many variables. I’m not sure where your knee pain is located, and under what conditions your knee pain arises? The knees are often the victim to the hip and ankle. Alignment, stride, footwear, core stability and running surface are just a few possibilities. I’d recommend you track more details as to when it occurs related to the run (during, after…), where in the knee it hurts, is there accompanied swelling, and what about other related areas (hip, low back, ankle – same side or opposite)? Possibly stretch after the run and ice your knees; and consider cross training for a change of load to the joints.


Expert Panel Question???

Question: “I’ve noticed about once or twice a mile I nick my left ankle with my right foot (never the other way around). Is this normal, or do I have a serious problem with my running form?”

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I hear this type of comment often, and it is quite normal especially on uneven terrain. Consider running imagining a 2 inch line in the center. Have the inside arch of each foot touch just outside the line, but don’t cross it or step on it. We often have a dominant leg that tends to be under our center. We want good alignment of the hip, knee and ankle.

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Korryn Wiese – Physical Therapist, CMPT

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Trever Ball – Utah Running Expert

Trever Ball – Exercise Physiologist | Epidemiologist | Local Elite Athlete

Trever is currently a PhD student in Exercise Physiology at the University of Utah, where he studies the effect of levels of physical activity on health outcomes; both on large-population, and individual scales. His current research projects involve assessing public health costs of physical inactivity, and implementing more physcial activity counseling in primary care settings. He received both his Bachelors and Masters degree of Science in exercise science from Utah State University.

Following graduation Trever taught as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance at Weber State University from 2008-2010. Trever has long-enjoyed distance running – He completed his competitive years training with a group of elite post-collegiate athletes under the direction of Paul Pilkington. He was a cross-country All-American at Utah State, where he was also a Big West and WAC conference cross-country and 5000 meters champion. While at Utah State, Trever was awarded the universities top achievment award as Athlete of the Year in 2006. Trever, his wife, and son currently live in North Salt Lake, Ut.

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Steve Scharmann, MD – Utah Running Expert

Steve Scharmann       MD, Sports Medicine, Family Practice

Competitive Runner/Triathlete

Dr. Scharmann practices Sports Medicine and Family Practice in Ogden, Utah.  He has a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry/Math from Weber State University.  He attended graduate school at Rice University and medical school at the University of California in San Francisco.  He completed his residency/fellowship in San Francisco and Santa Rosa California.  In addition to being an MD, Dr. Scharmann is also Board Certified through the American Board of Family Medicine and has received a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.  Dr Scharmann, through his service, has earned a reputation as a highly qualified physician who sincerely cares about those he works with.

Career Highlights:

Assistant Residency Director, McKay-Dee Family Medicine Residency Program

Primary Care Sports Medicine, Calton-Harrison Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic

Team Physician – Weber State University, Ogden Raptors, Australian National Ski Jumping Team,  Ben Lomond High School

Medical Director, Department of Athletic Training, Weber State University

Medical Director, Ogden Marathon

Venue Medical Officer, 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics – Curling

Medical Director Utah-Moscow Youth Games, Moscow, Russia – 2003

Dr. Scharmann uses his extensive medical background and his personal experiences in sports to advise people of all ages.  He had a successful running career while attending Weber State University and continues to compete competitively in both running races and triathlons.

Athletic Accomplishments:

Member 1973 & 1977 WSU Big Sky Conference Cross-Country Championship Teams

Big Sky Conference Scholar Athlete Award – 1977

WSU Track & Field/Cross-Country (1973, 1976, 1977): 3 mile – 14:06; 10,000m – 31:00

Utah Short Course Triathlon Series Champion – 1989

Ironman World Triathlon Championships, Kona, Hawaii – 2000 (finisher)

National Age-group Triathlon Championships, 4th place – 2002

USA Triathlon Age-group All-American – 2008

Dr. Scharmann and his wife Dana, who is also a former WSU Track & Field/Cross-Country athlete, currently reside in Ogden, Utah with their four children.

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Roger Buhrley – Utah Running Expert

Roger Buhrley  High School Cross Country and Track and Field Coach / Runner

Roger Buhrley is the head Boys and Girls Cross Country and Track and Field coach at Syracuse High School where he continues to add to his 32 years of coaching experience.  He also teaches History and Body Conditioning at Syracuse High.  Roger has a Bachelors Degree in History from Weber State University and a Masters Degree in Physical Education from Brigham Young University.  He is a USA Track and Field Certified Level II Coach.  Coach Buhrley’s commitment to the sport of running, his ability to motivate young runners, and his legacy of building solid high school sports programs has earned him the reputation as one of Utah’s best high school coaches.

Career Highlights

Taught and coached:

32 years in Davis School District

Seven years at North Layton Junior High

Two years at Clearfield High

20 years at Davis High

Three years at Syracuse High


UHSAA 5A Coach of the Year

NFHS Region 7 Coach of the Year

UHSTCA Coach of the Year


Several Region and State Championships (he’s too humble to tell us the exact amount…one of his former athletes should count them up and let us know)

Roger grew up in Huntsville, Utah and attended Weber High School where he competed in Track and Field.  He has run a sub-3:00 marathon (he says, “not bad for an old sprinter”) and he continues to participate in local road races.  Coach Buhrley currently resides in Clearfield, UT.

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Nate Graven – Utah Running Expert

Nate Graven               Licensed Massage Therapist

Sports Massage Specialist

Nate is a graduate of the Utah College of Massage Therapy (2000), where he also received advanced training and certifications in sports performance and clinical therapies. He has specific training in Structural Integration (Ida Rolf Method), Soft Tissue Release and Neuro-muscular therapy, body awareness and movement re-patterning for bio-mechanical advantage, and Isolated Stretch therapy. He attended Weber State University and currently works with Basics Sports Medicine physical therapy clinic on campus as a consultant and therapist.

He is an educator of sports massage and performance based body work modalities, developing outcome and evidence-based treatments to support athletes of all levels. He is also a researcher and is currently working with exercise physiologists and other health care professionals on the clinical benefits of myo-fascial organization thru manipulation.

Nate has professional experience in medical clinics, sports and university fitness/human performance centers, and works with teams and individual athletes (Olympic, Professional, Elite local), including being a member of the Athens 2004 Sports Massage Team at the summer Olympic games in Athens, Greece.

The local running community is the bulk of Nate’s private clientele and he has helped many athletes “P.R. on race day”, whether it is a local charity 5k or even performing pre-event work at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

He grew up in Ogden where he enjoyed playing sports in every season. He played team sports at Ben Lomond High school and continued on in competitive adult leagues. An injury while playing with a local semi-pro football team brought Nate to the therapy and support side of sports but also created an opportunity in a career he loves. Nate and his wife Lyndsay are new runners and hope to finish the Ogden Half Marathon in 2010 pain free. They live in Roy and chase their children Thea and Mason around for speed work.

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