The tibialis posterior muscle is among the more significant muscles in the lower-leg and foot. The muscle is linked to the posterior part of the tibia or leg bone and passes along the inside of the ankle and its tendon links on the mid-foot (arch area) in the foot. Merely through understanding its attachments it is apparent that its fundamental purpose is supporting the arch of the foot. Even so, that is not its main purpose and its biomechanics can be quite complex. A failure of this muscle and tendon unit results in a significant progressive flat foot. A newly released edition of the podiatry related live stream, PodChatLive focused an entire episode to the tibialis posterior muscle. The professional questioned by the hosts was Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD.
In that episode of PodChatLive the hosts went over some revising of the structural anatomy of the posterior tibial muscle and tendon unit and what it may well perform. They interviewed Jayishni Maharaj what precisely she investigated for her Doctor of Philosophy with regard to its function, role in energy absorption and its influence on subtalar joint energetics. They discussed the link between foot alignment and foot movability, and several of the management strategies which are frequently used including footwear advice, foot inserts and rehab exercise routines. The hosts and guest additionally discussed one that many probably are not aware about including increasing the step distance. Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD is presently a research fellow within the School of Human Movements and Nutrition Sciences as well as the Centre of Children’s Research in the University of Queensland in Australia. Her latest reseach is at the junction of dysfunction, rehabilitative and also computer sciences and it is focusing on examining the connection between foot structure, biomechanics and damage in the feet. She continues her intrest in the posterior tibial muscle. In Jayishni's present position she's focusing on developing biplanar X-ray radiography, modelling and simulation techniques to establish bone and joint foot designs. She was in clinical practice being a podiatry practitioner 1 day per week.