The tibialis posterior muscle is one of the more important muscles in the leg and the feet. The tibialis posterior muscle is linked to the rear of the tibia or leg bone and runs along the inside of the ankle and its tendon attaches to the arch in the foot. Merely from understanding its attachments it can be clear that its primary function is encouraging the arch of the feet. Having said that, that isn't it's main purpose and its biomechanics is quite complicated. A failure of the tendon and muscle unit generates a substantial progressive flat foot. A current episode of the podiatry associated livestream, PodChatLive devoted a whole episode to the tibialis posterior muscle. The expert questioned by the hosts was Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD.
In that edition of PodChatLive they performed some revision of the structural composition of the Tibialis Posterior muscle and tendon unit as well as what it may well perform. The hosts interviewed Jayishni Maharaj what precisely she examined for her PhD with regard to its function, role in energy absorption along with its impact on subtalar joint movement. They talked over the correlation with foot alignment and foot movability, and also some of the management strategies that are often applied including footwear advice, foot inserts and also conditioning exercises. The hosts and guest also spoke of one that a lot of clinicians may not be mindful of including widening the step width. Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD is a research fellow from the School of Human Movements and Nutrition Sciences as well as the Centre of Children’s Research at the University of Queensland in Australia. Jayishni’s scientific studies are at the junction of function, rehabilitative along with computer sciences and it is concentrating on going through the relationship involving foot shape, function and injury in the feet. In Jayishni's present position she is concentrating on establishing biplanar X-ray radiography, modelling and simulation ways to examine bone and joint foot models. She was in clinical practice being a podiatric physician 1 day a week.