Category: Orthotics

Case History demonstrating the biomechanical jig saw puzzle – by trevor prior

A male patient with right hip pain demonstrates (bilateral unless stated): 1st MTPJ dorsiflexion 60°. The forefoot is inverted on the rearfoot. On weight-bearing, both feet are pronated with calcaneal eversion and some lowering of the arch. There is increased medial navicular drift on the right. Foot posture index 6 (Reference values – Highly supinated:



The biomechanical jig saw puzzle – what leads to excessive tissue stress and injury?

Welcome back to Trevor Prior for another great post on biomechanics. Trevor is a fantastic London based podiatrist, working at Premier Podiatry with more than 30 years clinical experience. Some great discussion of biomechanical principles and concept of different biomechanical factors building the puzzle for individual injury risk profile. Over to you Trevor …………….. We have recently



Is there any point measuring static variables in clinical practice? By Trevor Prior

I would like to welcome a new guest to the Biomechanics blog – Trevor Prior. Trevor is a fantastic London based podiatrist, working at Premier Podiatry with more than 30 years clinical experience. As a result he has a wealth of knowledge which he is always keen to share, especially if you have the pleasure of



Augmented low dye taping to control foot pronation

This video demonstrates a taping method designed to control foot pronation. The method was first proposed by Professor Bill Vicenzino and is called the ‘Augmented Low Dye’ technique. Research exists indicating it can reduce dynamic arch height during walking and running, even following 20 minutes of exercise. Consider using it where you consider control of



Measuring foot pronation to guide foot orthoses prescription – with Dr Christian Barton

Traditionally, the prescription of foot orthoses has been considered to control any excessive foot pronation in individuals with PFP. If uncorrected, this pronation is thought to result in greater tibial and femoral internal rotation, greater dynamic knee valgus and greater stress on the lateral patellofemoral joint.   Evidence for foot orthoses prescription There is growing