The posterior tibial muscle is amongst the more vital muscles in the lower-leg and foot. The tibialis Posterior muscle is attached to the posterior part in the tibia or leg bone and runs down the inside of the ankle and its tendon connects to the mid-foot (arch area) of the foot. Just from being aware of its connections it has to be obvious that its fundamental function is encouraging the arch of the feet. However, that is not it's only function and its biomechanics is rather complex. A failure of the muscle and tendon complex produces a major gradual flat foot. A newly released edition of the podiatry associated livestream, PodChatLive devoted an entire edition to the tibialis posterior muscle. The professional questioned by the hosts was Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD.
In that edition of PodChatLive the hosts performed some revising of the structural anatomy of the tibialis posterior muscle and tendon unit and what it may possibly perform. The hosts interviewed Jayishni Maharaj exactly what she investigated for her PhD with regard to its biomechanics, function in energy absorption and also its influence over subtalar joint motion. They talked about the link with foot posture and foot range of motion, and also some of the management strategies which are often used including footwear advice, foot orthotics along with strengthening exercises. They also talked about one that a lot of clinicians may not be alert to for example increasing the step width. Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD is now a research fellow from the School of Human Movements and Nutrition Sciences along with the Centre of Children’s Research at the University of Queensland based in Australia. Her scientific studies are is at the junction of biomechanics, rehabilitative as well as computer sciences and it is concentrating on checking the relationship among foot shape, biomechanics and damage in the feet. In her current position she's implementing bringing in biplanar X-ray radiography, modelling and simulation strategies to authenticate bone and joint foot models. She is in clinical practice being a podiatry practitioner 1 day per week.