The posterior tibial muscle is amongst the more vital muscles within the leg and the feet. The posterior tibial muscle is attached to the rear of the tibia or leg bone and runs down the medial side of the ankle and its tendon links on the arch of the foot. Just via understanding its connections it should be evident that its key purpose is helping the arch of the foot. Even so, that isn't it's main purpose and its function is extremely sophisticated. A failure of the tendon and muscle unit results in a major gradual flat foot. A newly released episode of the podiatry relevant livestream, PodChatLive devoted an entire episode to the tibialis posterior muscle. The specialist questioned by the hosts was Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD.
In this edition of PodChatLive the hosts and guest went over some revision of the structural anatomy of the posterior tibial tendon and muscle unit and what it could possibly do. They interviewed Jayishni Maharaj what exactly she examined for her Doctor of Philosophy regarding its biomechanics, function in energy absorption and also its affect on subtalar joint function. They reviewed the correlation between foot structure and foot mobility, and a variety of the treatment approaches that are typically used such as footwear advice, foot orthotics and also rehabilitation exercise routines. The hosts and guest also described one that many is probably not aware of such as widening the step width. Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD is a research fellow at the School of Human Movements and Nutrition Sciences and also the Centre of Children’s Research at the University of Queensland in Australia. Jayishni’s latest reseach at the junction of dysfunction, rehabilitative and also computer sciences and is also concentrating on checking the relationship between foot shape, function and damage in the feet. In her current position she is focusing on integrating biplanar X-ray radiography, simulation and modelling techniques to verify bone and joint foot models. Jayishni was in clinical practice as a podiatry practitioner 1 day a week.