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What is the name of this propulsion strategy?

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Sinex, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Sinex

    Sinex Member

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    Hello all and thank you for comin'!

    I don't remember the name of this mechanic stretgy occuring while a normal windlass effect doesn't occure during the propulsive phase. Thus, the hallux rapidly plantarflexes instead of dorsiflecting

    since a picture is worth a thousand word, i post this photo of a child i visited a week ago!


    He is five, he walks with a greatly and costantly pronated STJ throughout all gait and has a relatively apropulsive walking, very little resupination during propulsion.

    Can you help me?
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Any neurological issues?
  3. Sinex

    Sinex Member

    Not at all Craig,
    This great plantarflection appeared to me happening once in almost 10 ten gait cycles. This picture in particular was taken during the first step after a U turn. Other hallux plantarflections were milder than this one. I suspect that balance recovery helped in having this clear image to show you
  4. Sinex

    Sinex Member

    Any news? :oops:

  5. Makes sense trrying to find the ground have you tested balance ?
  6. Sinex

    Sinex Member

    Thank you Mike
    I'll do some test today while dispensig orthotics to the kid. Do you suggest any test in particular?

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