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Function of the Achilles Heel Tendon

Posted April 21st, 2010 by Ian Constable 13 Comments

The function of the Achilles heel tendon is to transmit forces between the calf muscles and the foot and vice versa. These forces can apparently be up to 12.5 times bodyweight which explains why the tendon is the largest in the body – see  post. Something I learned only a few years ago came as [...]

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Ankle and Foot – a twisted relationship | subtalar

Posted October 24th, 2009 by Ian Constable 4 Comments

How the ankle and foot operate together.
How the arch of the foot is closely linked with movements of the hip and knee, and how weakness in the hip can lead to injuries of the lower leg. Also conversely how weakness in the foot arch can lead to problems at the knee and hip.

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Ankle Joint – A balanced view

Posted August 31st, 2009 by Ian Constable 6 Comments

In sport the ankle is the most important joint in the body. It is the key joint and is responsible for the transfer of forces from the leg to the ground. It has to cope with changes in load, speed, direction and uneven surfaces all at the same time.
You need to understand:
The movements that are available at your ankle joints;
Proprioception and its role in balance;
The involvement of your eyes and ears in balance.

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