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Professor Irene Davis - Does the concept of the abdominal ‘core’ apply to the foot too?

Professor Irene Davis - Does the concept of the abdominal ‘core’ apply to the foot too?

Irene Davis is a renowned biomechanics clinician and scientist. Barefoot running has been one of her areas of focus and she co-authored the Nature paper that received cover attention and created mainstream attention to that topic.

She and first author Dr Patrick McKeon, conceived of the idea of a foot ‘core’; if certain foot muscles act as a core it has immediate implications for management in clinical practice.

Listen to Professor Davis and see the linked paper (below). Let us know if you agree, disagree. Tweet or write a blog post (email to [email protected]).

One of few researchers who addresses this issue, Prof Davis is a regular keynote speaker at major international conferences. In this BJSM podcast she shares her clinical approach to assessing patients where the ‘foot core’ may be relevant.

See also:

‘The foot core system: a new paradigm for understanding intrinsic foot muscle function’: http://bit.ly/1zw4Syw

Listen to Prof Davis discussing how to treat patellofemoral p

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