Study Provide New Insight on Foot Muscles
Scientists from the University of Queensland conducted a research that sheds new light on foot muscles. Two experiments seem to back this discovery. The first experiment involved weights being tied to the knees of two test subjects, with the scientists monitoring the responses of the muscles in their feet.
The second experiment had electrical stimulation performed. The tissues in the foot muscles caused the arch to rise during activation. Dr. Glen Lichtwark believes these findings could provide an important role in shoe design and foot rehabilitation.
Biomechanics are the parts that make up your feet. For more information, see podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee. Dr. Khaimov can address your concerns and treat your foot and ankle needs.
Biomechanics in Podiatry
Podiatric biomechanics is a sect of specialized podiatry that features licensed practitioners trained in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics focuses on the issues that affect the body and cause an interference with the biological structure. It also focuses on the foot and ankle’s movement and the forces that interact with them.
A History of Biomechanics
-Biomechanics historically dates back to ancient Egypt, which utilized professional foot care
-Biomechanics gained a high profile in 1974 thanks to the studies of Merton Root, who claimed by changing or controlling the ankle and foot’s forces, as well as diagnosing conditions and making corrections, could be used to gain strength and coordination to the affected area.
Improvements in modern technology are based on both therapeutic processes and past theories. These help provide a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers can provide an accurate determination regarding the movements and patterns of the lower legs and feet with important information captured.
Increasing awareness and advances in available materials have helped enhance corrective methods and offer further options for foot-related injuries.
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