The tibialis posterior muscle is among the more useful muscles within the lower-leg and the feet. The muscle is attached to the rear in the tibia or leg bone and passes along the inside of the ankle and its tendon attaches to the mid-foot (arch area) of the foot. Merely via being aware of its connections it should be evident that its principal function is encouraging the arch of the foot. Having said that, that is not it's only role and its function is amazingly complicated. A failure of this muscle and tendon structure generates a major progressive flat foot. A newly released edition of the podiatry relevant livestream, PodChatLive devoted a whole edition to the tibialis posterior muscle. The specialist interviewed by the hosts was Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD.
In the edition of PodChatLive they performed some revising of the structural composition of the posterior tibial muscle and tendon unit as well as what it will perform. They discussed with Jayishni Maharaj what precisely she studied for her PhD pertaining to its biomechanics, role in energy absorption and also its influence on subtalar joint function. They described the relationship with foot alignment and foot ability to move, and a variety of the management strategies that are often used such as footwear guidance, foot orthoses along with strengthening exercises. They also described one that a lot of clinicians will not be mindful of such as increasing the step distance. Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD currently is the research fellow from the School of Human Movements and Nutrition Sciences as well as the Centre of Children’s Research at the University of Queensland based in Australia. Her latest reseach is at the junction of biomechanics, rehabilitative and also computer sciences and it is focusing on examining the connection among foot structure, biomechanics and damage in the foot. In Jayishni's current position she is researching integrating biplanar X-ray radiography, simulation and modelling strategies to confirm musculoskeletal foot models. She is in clinical practice being a podiatrist one day per week.
Healthia Limited is a publicly listed corporation seeking to grow to be one of Australia’s leading allied health firms that offers podiatry, physiotherapy and associated services. The company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange with the opening of a $26.8 million Initial Public Offer (IPO). Healthia is the holding corporation which owns and manages 70 MyFootDr podiatry centers throughout Australia. They also operate the foot orthotics laboratory, iOrthotics and also have a 50 per cent stake of DBS Medical which supplies medical products. The Initial public offering proceeds were utilised to fund buying of additional podiatry practices plus some physiotherapy and hand therapy businesses. They believe that Australia’s very fragmented allied health market provides a commercial potential for them to provide integrated services to satisfy the need for physiotherapy and podiatry solutions as the populace will become older. They expect to accomplish this by helping clinicians reduce administrative burdens of their practices. The vertically integrated companies such as iOrthotics and DBS Medical will be used to generate buying synergies, and to enhance the functions of current centers, creating cost savings from the improved scale and improve practice operations.
One of the founders of MyFootDr, Greg Dower, was a guest on PodChatLive, the podiatry live show. He has become the Chief Business Development Officer at MyFootDr. Greg is the podiatrist for the Australian cricket team and is the lead in the Elvis tribute music group called the Blue Cats. This connection with Elvis has received Greg a great deal of attention in the business press associated with the IPO of Healthia. In the PodChatLive livestream, Greg talked to the hosts about his path coming from being a sole podiatrist to co-owning a chain of over 50 podiatry offices (which used over 100 podiatrists) before the IPO and further expansion. Greg described the extensive coaching program they've got for new graduates, and the work smarter and harder philosophy. At the conclusion of the discussion he in brief showed us round his Graceland inspired lounge.