The world is moving fast, and here at Bartold Biomechanics, we are committed to making sure you know EXACTLY what is going on. Here are 5 technologies that only a few years ago would have been considered experimental, but in 2018, they are now considered mainstream, and you will be exposed to these techniques in your clinical practices.
A little while ago, Competitor magazine ran an article entitled 'The 10 Biggest Myths About Running'. To finish 2017 off with a bang, I thought I might revisit this and put my own 2 cents worth in!
My man on the ground report on this year's NYC Marathon.. you will laugh.. you will cry.. ohh the drama!
Jim Woodburn and I go back to the days when we both had full heads of hair.. some time ago! So I was really thrilled he was one of the Keynotes at this year's BSS. And his topic, Biomechanics of the Foot in Inflammatory Arthritis could hardly be more timely!
Professor Benno Nigg is what might best be described as a Living Treasure of the biomechanics Community. A massive influence on several generations of biomechanists and clinicians, I feel very privileged to call him a friend and a mentor. He was one of 6 keynote lectures at this year's Summer School. This is what he had to say first up!
Dr. Luke Kelly is a very bright young Aussie podiatrist working at the University of Queensland. Recently he has published some groundbreaking research on the role of the plantar fascia and plantar intrinsic muscles. This is what he had to say at Biomechanics Summer School..
Biomechanics Summer School is now in its 21st year, and I have been to 9 of them! It follows then that this is one of my favorite conferences. Small and intimate, with great content, when Kevin Kirby and I get together it also features The Tarsal Coalition, the world's oldest and worst boy band..here is part one of the highlights.
There are, once more, a lot of "quotation" icons here, demonstrating my scorn at not only these terms, but how they are misused and misunderstood, and also incorrectly attributed as the cause of injury.
A painful episode in the region of the peroneal tendons, within the retromalleolar groove, is a common precipitating event of an acute lateral ankle sprain, and as this new paper shows, footstrike pattern plays a role as well.
Why do people insist that the heel counter or heel collar of a shoe play and important performance role? For years I have been arguing, hopefully with the science on my side, that these footwear components make no difference. This new study underlines the point.
Hmm.. a question for the ages! Is there any evidence that manual therapies can be effective in the management of pain and function in patients with plantar fasciitis? Better read this.. quick!
I am particularly interested in the effect of tissue vibration on injury and fatigue, and so by default am interested in whether compression garments work or not. Well... do they or don't they?!