For my Msc. I had to do a very short presentation on 'How do the Foot and Lower Limb Dissipate Impact Forces'
So far in this series we have looked at an overview of motions in the STJ, TCJ and MTJ. We also had a more detailed look at the Front Foot Mechanics in Gait. Part 3 will look in more detail at what is going on to create the back foot motions. First thing to note is the
Foot Mechanics in Gait – Part 2: The Front Foot…Not the catchiest title I’ve ever written!! However, in a follow-up to last weeks post ‘Foot Mechanics in Gait‘ I wanted to get a bit more in depth. Partly because even though last weeks post was 1000 words it was still very much a skim over
Today is all about the ‘Foot Mechanics in Gait’, but before we go into that; I’m a big believer in some of the changes in thought process brought about by advances in neuroscience and the general trend away from seeing the body as ‘mechanical’. However, I am yet to see a reason not to use
This is a question of what is compensated movement, is one I’ve wrestled with many times. On the face of it, a fairly simple question to answer. However, it really gets me thinking! Initially, my thought was that it was an alternative movement used by the body when the movement it would normally choose is
Pain and Damage ... 'Are you looking for a mechanical solution to a sensitivity problem?'
Last Monday we talked about the first of the 3 keys to understanding movement dysfunction, ROM dysfunction. Today is the second in the little series about movement dysfunction. I’m hoping to get through Speed dysfunction and Sequencing today. Movement Speed Dysfunction This is actually the one I think about the least, I’m not sure why,
Understanding movement dysfunction is an ever illusive topic. I can see myself in my 70′s still pondering the best ways to try and understand, categories and screen for movement dysfunction (hopefully in a warm country!!). However, striving for the best framework to assess and treat is something we all have to do, otherwise we wouldn’t
Though there are many strategies that could be employed for helping with anterior knee pain. I think there are some general strategies that can be used to help alleviate symptoms. A good diagnosis and understanding of the injury is step one. Once you have that, here are some simple strategies to get you on your
I’m Starting my Masters 🙂 It’s only been about 9-10 year thinking about it!! I was just about to start applying for Masters courses when my wife and I found out we had our eldest son Andrew on the way. I guess like a lot of things, it went on hold ‘temporarily’ while we got