Why are foot biomechanics so complicated?

The regular livestream, PodChatLive that is the live show for Podiatrists to get some free ongoing continuing education has had on several prominent and famous guests from the podiatry profession who generously and readily provide there time for it to answer questions and speak about their area of expertise. The videos of the live chat are stored on YouTube along with the website and the podcast edition is on many podcast programs. An earlier guest in the series was Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM in which he described his seminal and well-known publication on rotational equilibrium, his opinion of the tissue stress hypothesis and also his viewpoint on whether any present familiarity with Root Theory is required to evaluate and effectively take care of our clients. The inquiries produced some useful dialogue throughout the episode about foot biomechanics.

Kevin Kirby graduated in 1983 from the California College of Podiatric Medicine after which completed his first year surgical residency in Palo Alto, California at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. He then put in his second post-graduate year carrying out the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at CCPM where he also received his MS degree.

Dr. Kirby has released or co-authored 28 publications in professional publications, has authored or co-authored five chapters in books, and he has published five books on foot and lower extremity biomechanics and foot orthotic treatment, all of these have recently been translated into Spanish language editions. Kevin established the Subtalar Joint Axis Palpation Technique, the Anterior Axial Radiographic Projection, the Supination Resistance Test, the Maximum Pronation Test and the Medial Heel Skive and Lateral Heel Skive Techniques. He has additionally developed and formulated the Subtalar Joint Axis Location and Rotational Equilibrium Theory of Foot Function and has now co-developed the Subtalar Joint Equilibrium and Tissue Stress Approach to Biomechanical Therapy of the Foot and Lower Extremity. Dr Kirby has lectured publicly throughout the world on lots of occasions and has in addition spoken publicly considerably all around the USA.

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