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Kevin Kirby, DPM, describes translational equilibrium and rotational equilibrium and how these common physics concepts can be used by the podiatrist to better understand how joint motions and joint stability occur, and how more accurate predictions can be made regarding the internal forces and moments acting on the structural components of the foot and lower extremity. In addition, free body diagram analysis is introduced along with clinical examples of how the concepts of ankle joint and subtalar joint equilibrium will allow the podiatrist to better comprehend the internal forces and moments that are involved in certain foot and lower extremity mechanically-based pathologies.

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Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
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