The regular livestream, PodChatLive which is a live show for Podiatrists for getting some free ongoing continuing learning has gotten on many notable and famous guests from the podiatry profession that generously and readily offer there time for it to answer questions and talk about their area of knowledge. The videos of the live chat are saved to YouTube along with the website and the podcast version is on many podcast websites. An earlier guest in the series was Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM in which he described his seminal and widely used paper on rotational equilibrium, his views on the tissue stress model as well as his opinion on whether or not any latest perception of Root Theory is needed to assess and effectively deal with our clients. The questions produced some useful discussion during the stream about the biomechanics of the foot.
Kevin Kirby graduated in 1983 with the California College of Podiatric Medicine after which carried out his required surgical residency in Palo Alto, California at the VA Hospital. Then he put in his next post-graduate year carrying out the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at the college where he also acquired his MS degree.
Dr. Kirby has published or co-authored 28 papers in professional journals on biomechanics, has authored or co-authored 5 chapters in books, and also has authored five books on foot and lower limb biomechanics and foot orthotic treatment, all of these have recently been translated into Spanish language editions. Kevin established the Subtalar Joint Axis Palpation Technique, the Anterior Axial Radiographic Projection, the Supination Resistance Test, the Maximum Pronation Test and the Medial Heel Skive and Lateral Heel Skive Techniques. He has in addition created and formulated the Subtalar Joint Axis Location and Rotational Equilibrium Theory of Foot Function and has co-developed the Subtalar Joint Equilibrium and Tissue Stress Approach to Biomechanical Therapy of the Foot and Lower Extremity. Dr Kirby has lectured publicly worldwide on a number of occasions and has in addition lectured extensively all over the USA.