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How to better understand foot biomechanics?

The weekly stream, PodChatLive which is a live show for Podiatrists to acquire some free ongoing continuing learning has gotten on several notable and famous guests in the podiatry profession that generously and freely provide there time for it to answer questions and speak about their area of experience. The videos of the live stream are stored on YouTube and also the website and the podcast version is on many podcast platforms. An earlier guest in the livestreams was Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM where he talked about foot biomechanics and his seminal and widely used publication on rotational equilibrium, his opinion of the tissue stress concept and also his opinion on whether or not any current knowledge of Root Theory is needed to evaluate and properly take care of our patients. The issues produced some intriguing dialogue throughout the stream.

Kevin Kirby graduated in 1983 from the California College of Podiatric Medicine after which carried out his first year surgical residency in Palo Alto, California at the VA Hospital. Then he spent his second post-graduate year carrying out the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at CCPM when he also acquired his masters degree.

Dr. Kirby has released or co-authored 28 papers in professional publications, has authored or co-authored 5 chapters in books, and has now written five books on foot and lower limb biomechanics and foot orthotic treatment, all of which have recently been converted into Spanish language editions. Kevin introduced 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 furthermore created 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 lectured widely worldwide on a large number of occasions and has moreover lectured substantially all around the USA.