The posterior tibial muscle has become the more important muscles in the lower leg and foot. The posterior tibial muscle is connected to the posterior part of the tibia or leg bone and passes down the medial side of the ankle and its tendon attaches on the arch of the foot. Simply from understanding its attachments it has to be evident that its main function is encouraging the arch of the foot. Nonetheless, that is not its primary role and its biomechanics may be very sophisticated. A dysfunction of the muscle and tendon structure produces a serious accelerating flat foot. A recently available episode of the podiatry associated live stream, PodChatLive focused a complete episode to the posterior tibial muscle. The expert interviewed by the hosts was Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD.
In the episode of PodChatLive they did some revision of the structural anatomy of the posterior tibial tendon and muscle unit and just what it could possibly do. They discussed with Jayishni Maharaj what precisely she examined for her Doctor of Philosophy pertaining to its function, function in energy absorption along with its influence over subtalar joint function. They described the relationship between foot structure and foot mobility, and a variety of the treatment approaches which are frequently used such as footwear guidance, foot orthoses along with rehab exercise routines. The hosts and guest in addition talked about one that many probably are not aware of including widening the step distance. Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD is the research fellow within the School of Human Movements and Nutrition Sciences as well as the Centre of Children’s Research in the University of Queensland based in Australia. Her research is is at the intersection of bio-mechanics, rehabilitative as well as computer sciences and it is concentrating on exploring the relationship between foot shape, function and injury in the foot. In Jayishni's current position she's implementing integrating biplanar X-ray radiography, modelling and simulation methods to authenticate bone and joint foot designs. She is in clinical practice as a podiatry practitioner one day per week.