6/7/2012 4:54 PM
Today is day one of The Western Podiatry Conference in Southern California. The morning started with the Bill Olson Biomechanics Track. Dr. Kevin Kirby started off the track discussing effective foot orthosis treatment of the adult acquired flat foot. His take home point was to ensure there was increased pressure applied medial to the STJ axis in the form of inversion of the orthotic or a medial heel skive, for example, in order to keep the patient from maximally pronating the foot during gait. This can be coupled to a wide orthotic, possibly with a medial flange, a deep heel cup, and minimal arch fill. Also, a rearfoot post can add to the device for completed support of the hindfoot.