Today’s Sunday Snippet is from the non-fiction medical book The Inverted Orthotic Technique: A Process of Stabilization for the Pronated Foot by Richard Blake, DPM. It was published by Book Baby Publishing and is currently available as a paperback (ISBN 978-1-54398-161-2, September 18, 2019) only. Whilst it is suitable for readers 18+, it has no explicit content.
Synopsis of The Inverted Orthotic Technique: A Process of Stabilization for the Pronated Foot by Richard Blake, DPM
The book is about a foot orthotic therapy for severe pronation. The book is the invention of the author and the technique is used internationally. The book goes through the patient selection process, the lab manufacturing process, the fine tuning of the devices for patients, and other general rules of lower extremity biomechanics. The second half of the book is on gait evaluation, examination techniques, types of orthotic corrections in the industry, and over 100 self test biomechanical questions with answers. The book should be a good help for anyone who treats lower extremity injuries from a conservative approach.
Chapter 13: Common Indications for the Inverted Orthotic Technique
This chapter outlines the top 13 patient problems that could benefit from the Inverted Orthotic Technique. These 13 categories include: any pronation problem, almost all running orthotic devices, moderate to severe pronation problems, pronation caused by sagittal plane deformities, pronation caused by transverse plane problems, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, tarsal tunnel syndrome, lateral meniscus problems, increasing genu valgum,
Medial shin splints in a runner, patella-femoral problems especially in athletics, juvenile and adult acquired flat feet, and juvenile bunion deformities. The chapter discusses each of these in detail and draws attention that many surgical problems related may be avoided with the utilization of this form of conservative care.
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