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Why Using Proper Terminology Can Enrich The Future Of The Podiatric Profession

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Kevin Kirby, Aug 3, 2016.

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  1. Dr. Steven King

    Dr. Steven King Well-Known Member

    Aloha,

    Kevin had me dancing in my chair with this statement.
    He is so correct.

    "However, even though most of the rest of the health professions have adopted these standard terms used within the international biomechanics community, how many podiatrists have been keeping up with the new developments and newer terminologies used to describe the biomechanics of foot function and foot and ankle surgery? Unfortunately, when it comes to modern foot and lower extremity biomechanics and the biomechanical engineering concepts of foot and ankle surgery, many podiatrists are largely living in the past."

    We must remember that the basis of our science in the field of biomechanics is MECHANICS.

    If we can keep up with the mechanical engineers by fully embracing their concepts and "terminology" it will enhance our own in the medical field.

    As a related side question:
    What is the Gravitational Potential Energy of a shoe that has a wedged heel 10mm higher than the forefoot (as most running shoes have a 10mm drop or 22mm heel and 12 mm forefoot) for a 100kg load?
    GPE=mph
    =100kg (9.8m/s)0.01m)
    =9.8 Newtons and 9.8 Joules or other proper terminology you choose.

    What does that mean for the cost of transport COT and energy efficiency of the gait system?

    Would zero drop shoes have a higher GPE?
     
  2. Here is a pdf copy of the article I wrote titled Why Using Proper Terminology Can Enrich the Future of the Podiatric Profession in the August 2016 issue of Podiatry Today magazine.
     
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