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Podopostural therapy

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by mike weber, Jun 7, 2010.

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    Hi Folks I was doing some :welcome: to PA stuff last week. Here is the posts so far.

    So I thought I would open up the discussion to the wider community.

    I went a googling and came across this web site, not much info but here is their take on feet.

    http://www.livit.nl/shoes-inlays and here is the google page findings again not alot of info. http://www.google.se/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=1h&oq=&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ADRA_svSE362SE362&q=podopostural+therapist

    Anyone got an option or maybe Peter can provide some good papers etc

    ps sorry about the extra letter in the heading Help Admin, went to edit it but you can not edit the title ?
  2. Functional foot typing again.



    Although to be fair he does include the disclaimer
    I had a mulling on this very thing on holiday last week. I have a significant asymmetry in static stance, much more pronated R>L. When I looked at my footprints in the sand however, they were identical.

    Anyway. Wet footprints yea.
  3. Peter does not seem to want to come over here and say hello.

    Here is his lastest update.

    Ive added the Paper. It has got me thinking about something ....
  4. This is from the web site

    Here websters online Dictionary take on Propriception

  5. Hi,

    surprising! Reading is an art. You are talking about propriocepsis, I am not. You are talking about a certain Brian Rothbart, I am not. I am trying tot explain that the footsole is loaded with skinreceptors that are sensistive to pressure: Vater, Pacini, Krause, Ruffini, Meisner and free nerve endings. I am talking about exterocepsis!Of course under constant cerebellair control. In fact I am talking about alfa-gamma co-activation. I am talking about intrinsic footmuscles that seem to be active in a loaded foot:
    Podopostural therapy has proven to be effective for over 30 years now, at least in Europe. Of course I am familiair with the placebo effect, but thousands and thousands helped patients? My professional attitude was always to be critically open to new ideas. This made me a succesful therapist for over 20 years.
    Reason for participating in this 'arena' was my wish to share. No more no less..
  6. Oh hey Peter.

    Big hand for the FIRST posturologist we've seen to understand the difference between exteroception and proprioception! :drinks . Craig will be delighted.

    Proven? Has it hell! Even more patients have been "helped" by homeopathy. Or Crystals. Or faith healing. Doesn't prove it does'nt work of course but it sure as hell doesn't prove it DOES either.

    From your article

    I doubt you would find more than one or two podiatrists here who would support even half of these statements. Number 3 in particular was out of date 40 years ago.

    Tell you what. This is a bit of a big topic. What say, if you want to discuss this, we hone in on one or two simple statemens and / or claims which would be of interest to discuss.

    Like for a lead in, do stronger intrinsics correlate to lower arches or higher ones.

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