The posterior tibial muscle is one of the more significant muscles within the lower-leg and foot. The tibialis posterior muscle is connected to the back in the tibia or leg bone and passes along the medial side of the ankle and its tendon links to the arch of the foot. Basically from being aware of its attachments it has to be evident that its fundamental function is assisting the arch of the feet. However, that is not it's primary role and its function is rather complicated. A dysfunction of this tendon and muscle unit generates a severe progressive flat foot. A current episode of the podiatry related live stream, PodChatLive devoted a whole episode to the posterior tibial muscle. The expert interviewed by the hosts was Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD.
In that episode of PodChatLive they carried out some revising of the structural anatomy of the posterior tibial tendon and muscle unit and what it will perform. The hosts interviewed Jayishni Maharaj just what she investigated for her Doctor of Philosophy with regard to its biomechanics, function in energy absorption along with its effect on subtalar joint function. They reviewed the connection between foot structure and foot range of motion, and also some of the management strategies which are typically used including shoe advice, foot orthotics along with rehab exercises. They also described one that many may not be alert to including widening the step distance. Dr Jayishni Maharaj PhD is presently the research fellow within the School of Human Movements and Nutrition Sciences as well as the Centre of Children’s Research in the University of Queensland in Australia. Her scientific studies are at the intersection of biomechanics, rehabilitative along with computer sciences and is also emphasizing studying the connection in between foot shape, biomechanics and damage in the foot. In her current position she's focusing on including biplanar X-ray radiography, modelling and simulation processes to authenticate musculoskeletal foot models. Jayishni was in clinical practice as a podiatry practitioner one day per week.