What is biomechanics of the foot?

The regular stream, PodChatLive that is the live show for Podiatrists for getting some free ongoing continuing education has had on several distinguished and famous guests in the podiatry profession that generously and freely give there time to respond to questions and talk about their area of knowledge. The videos of the live stream are on YouTube and also the website and the audio recording is on most podcast websites. An early guest in the livestreams was Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM in which he discussed his seminal and widely used paper on rotational equilibrium, his opinion of the tissue stress hypothesis and also his opinion on whether or not any present information about Root Theory is necessary to evaluate and properly take care of our clients. The issues created some interesting discussion during the episode.

Kevin Kirby graduated in 1983 with the California College of Podiatric Medicine after which completed his first year surgical residency in Palo Alto, California at the VA Hospital. Then he spent his subsequent post-graduate year carrying out the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at the college where he also received his MS degree.

Dr. Kirby has released or co-authored 28 papers in professional journals, has authored or co-authored five chapters in books, and has now authored 5 books on foot and lower extremity biomechanics and foot orthotic therapy, all of these have now been translated 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 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 widely worldwide on numerous occasions and has in addition spoken publicly extensively all over the USA.