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.