How best to understand the biomechanics of the foot?

The weekly stream, PodChatLive which is a live show for Podiatrists to acquire some free ongoing continuing education has had on a lot of distinguished and famous guests in the podiatry profession that generously and readily offer there time to answer questions and speak about their area of expertise. The videos of the live stream are saved to YouTube and the website and the audio recording is on most podcast websites. An earlier guest in the series was Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM where he discussed his seminal and well-known publication on rotational equilibrium, his views on the tissue stress model and also his viewpoint on whether or not any current understanding of Root Theory is necessary to evaluate and successfully deal with our clients. The questions produced some intriguing dialogue during the episode.

Kevin Kirby graduated in 1983 from the California College of Podiatric Medicine after which finished his required surgical residency in Palo Alto, California at the VA Hospital. Then he put in his second post-graduate year carrying out the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at CCPM where he also obtained his masters degree.

Dr. Kirby has released or co-authored over 28 publications in professional publications, has written 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 now been converted 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 publicly internationally on many occasions and has on top of that lectured extensively all over the USA.