Learning about the biomechanics of the foot

The stream, PodChatLive that is the live show for Podiatry practitioners to acquire some totally free ongoing continuing education has had on many notable and well known guests from the podiatry profession who generously and freely offer there time to respond to questions and talk about their area of experience. The videos of the live stream are on YouTube as well as the website and the audio version is on most podcast programs. An early on guest in the series was Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM where he discussed his seminal and popular paper on rotational equilibrium, his thoughts about the tissue stress concept and also his opinion on whether any latest information about Root Theory is needed to examine and properly deal with our patients. The issues produced some interesting chat throughout the stream.

Kevin Kirby graduated in 1983 from the California College of Podiatric Medicine after which finished his first year surgical residency in Palo Alto, California at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Then he spent his subsequent post-graduate year undertaking the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at the college when he also completed his masters degree.

Dr. Kirby has published or co-authored 28 publications in professional periodicals, has written or co-authored 5 chapters in books, and has now published five books on foot and lower extremity biomechanics and foot orthoses treatment, all of which have recently 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 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 on top of that spoken publicly greatly all over the USA.