LITERATURE

  • | Kevin Rosenbloom

    A Summary of Dorsiflexion at the Ankle Joint

    Author: Kevin B. Rosenbloom, C.Ped, Sports Biomechanist

    The ankle joint is one of the most valuable structures in the human body because of its intricate articulating surfaces and function in ambulation. Dorsiflexion is another essential movement of the ankle joint worth discussing. The following is a summary that explores the range of motion, concise descriptions of the muscles contribution to the movement and briefly explores the interesting research into the muscles involved with dorsiflexion.

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  • | Kevin Rosenbloom

    A Summary of Plantar Flexion at the Ankle Joint

    Author: Kevin B. Rosenbloom, C.Ped, Sports Biomechanist

    The ankle joint is arguably one of the most complex and fascinating areas of study in the human body and plantar flexion is one of the movements seen from this area. The following is a summary that explores the range of motion, concise descriptions of the muscles contribution to the movement and explores briefly interesting research regarding the muscles involved with plantar flexion.

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  • | Kevin Rosenbloom

    A Summary of Abduction at the Hip Joint

    Author: Kevin B. Rosenbloom, C.Ped, Sports Biomechanist

    Because the hip joint can move on a variety of planes, this joint is so incredibly important for functional ambulation. This summary will briefly discuss hip abduction, explore the muscle bodies that contribute to this movement and give a sliver of a sample into the intriguing research about the muscles.

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Before the XTERN: AFO’s of the Past

As far as researchers can determine, the origin of orthopedics began in Egypt 2830 BCE with the making of simple splints and crutches from natural materials and padding, like bamboo and linen (Brakoulias 1990).