PodChatLive and Different Biomechanical Theories

The monthly livestream, PodChatLive that is the live show for Podiatry practitioners for getting some free ongoing continuing learning has had on several notable and famous guests in the podiatry profession who generously as well as readily give there time to answer questions and talk about their area of expertise. The videos of the live stream are saved to YouTube and also the website and the podcast recording is on most podcast programs. An earlier guest in the series was Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM where he talked about his seminal and widely used publication on rotational equilibrium, his views on the tissue stress theory and also his viewpoint on whether or not any latest perception of Root Theory is necessary to assess and effectively deal with our patients. The issues generated some helpful discussion during the episode.

Kevin Kirby graduated in 1983 with the California College of Podiatric Medicine after which finished his first year surgical residency in Palo Alto, California at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. He then spent his next post-graduate year undertaking the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at the college where he also received his masters degree. Dr. Kirby has released or co-authored 28 papers in professional periodicals, has written or co-authored 5 chapters in books, and has now written 5 books on foot and lower extremity biomechanics and foot orthoses therapy, 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 furthermore 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 widely throughout the world on lots of occasions and has in addition spoken publicly considerably all around the USA.

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