The abductory twist is a common observation seen during a gait analysis and I have blogged about this here.
We have had several threads here at Podiatry Arena on it:
Biomechanics of abductory twist
aDductory twist post heel lift
This is a really good video from Kevin Kirby on it:
It is important not to confuse an abductory twist as described above and a medial heel whip that occurs during gait. The medial heel whip is more of a circumduction of the foot after the foot has left the ground.
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The Abductory Twist
What is the abductory twist
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