Author Archives: Casey

The Juiciest Scientific Article I’ve Ever Written

The National Library of Medicine is the best resource to find out what scientific articles a certain individual has ever published. For example, to see what I’ve published, you type in my last name, kerrigan, followed by my initials, dc, and … Continue reading

My New Old Playlist for the Treadmill

I never, repeat, never, listen to music when running outside. Do not do it, please, ever. Headphones make you oblivious to cars, bicycles, and other potential dangers. But on a treadmill, I say go for it! The jury is out on … Continue reading

Happy New Year, Happy Treadmill!

Last New Year’s I wrote a post entitled My Scientific/Personal Advice for Running on a Treadmill. That advice is based on my years of research studying gait as well as my own personal advice, having logged many a mile on a treadmill. … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

It’s been a busy year at OESH and by all accounts, will be utterly insane next year. Early this year, our La Vida v 2.0 took legs (literally) with a few blog posts that went viral, some really nice media … Continue reading

Healthy by Design: Building Better Shoes Based on Research

I just got back from an amazing Autodesk conference in Las Vegas and am leaving tonight for the Netherlands via Oxford, England (where I will get a chance to see Jayme). I was invited to give a lecture at “SLEM”, an international innovation and education … Continue reading

La Vida at Oxford

Our summer intern, Jayme Kusyk, also known as our oldest daughter, is about a month in to being a freshman (or “Fresher” as they say “up there”) at Oxford in England. She’s majoring in English (or as they say, “reading” English). … Continue reading

Making the Sole Molds

For anyone who still doubts that a woman physician not only designs but actually machines the molds for the popular OESH La Vida’s, here you go. Why do I machine our own molds? Because, frankly, I’m the only one who can. After laboring over … Continue reading

High heel shoes: the new fashion faux pas

This just in from the Wall Street Journal Fashion Section: high-heeled shoes appear to be very yesterday. According to the article published last week entitled, “Are High Heels Dead?”, there’s been a strong trend toward low flat shoes like sneakers that may … Continue reading

Children in a Shoe Factory?

When I set out to make healthy shoes, a fellow physician friend of mine said, “Casey, knowing you, you’re going to hate those sweat shops and you’re going to want to do something about it.” Indeed, I did hate every … Continue reading

Featured Speaker at the Maker Faire

“A maker is a person or thing that makes or produces something.” Historically a maker does metalworking, woodworking, and/or traditional arts and crafts, but more recently the term “maker” has become synonymous with being engaged in engineering-oriented pursuits such as … Continue reading