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How best to understand the biomechanics of the foot?

The stream, PodChatLive which is a live show for Podiatry practitioners for getting some totally free ongoing continuing education has gotten on a lot of prominent and famous guests from the podiatry profession who generously as well as freely give there time to respond to questions and speak about their area of knowledge. The videos of the live chat are stored on YouTube and the website and the audio edition is on most podcast platforms. An early on guest in the series was Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM where he discussed his seminal and widely used publication on rotational equilibrium, his views on the tissue stress model as well as his viewpoint on whether any present familiarity with Root Theory is necessary to assess and effectively treat our clients. The inquiries produced some interesting dialogue during the episode on foot biomechanics.

Kevin Kirby graduated in 1983 from the California College of Podiatric Medicine and then carried out his first year surgical residency in Palo Alto, California at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Then he spent his subsequent post-graduate year undertaking the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at the college when he also obtained his MS degree.

Dr. Kirby has published or co-authored 28 publications in professional periodicals, has authored or co-authored 5 chapters in books, and also has authored 5 books on foot and lower limb biomechanics and foot orthoses therapy, all of these have recently been translated into Spanish language versions. Kevin evolved 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 designed the Subtalar Joint Axis Location and Rotational Equilibrium Theory of Foot Function and has co-developed the Subtalar Joint Equilibrium and Tissue Stress Approach to Biomechanical Therapy of the Foot and Lower Extremity. Dr Kirby has spoken widely worldwide on lots of occasions and has on top of that lectured substantially all over the USA on foot biomechanics.