Tag: anterior pelvic tilt

Review of Rothbart 2008. Vertical Facial Dimensions Linked to Abnormal Foot Motion. Journal American Podiatric Medical Association, 98 (3):01-08.

The most interesting study I’ve read this week was an old one conducted by Professor Brian Rothbart (Rothbart 2008). Professor Rothbart is well know for his understanding of the effects the feet can have on superior structures. On my reading of his work he tends to focus on ascending patterns but also writes on descending patterns. If you’re interested in these relationships I suggest you check out his website, which has an excellent array of articles. http://www.rothbartsite.com/ In this study Rothbart examined the correlations between foot alignment and vertical face dimensions in 22 Mexican...

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Femoral Anterior Glide Syndrome

What is it?   Femoral anterior glide syndrome of the hip is a term coined and popularised by Shirley Sahrmann (2002). The diagnosis asserts that the femur is most susceptible to moving anteriorly. This is what Sahrmann (2002) refers to as the directional susceptibility to movement, or more simply the path of least resistance. A central tenant of her working philosophy is that it is these structures that have less relative stiffness that are most likely to get injured both acutely and chronically. Sahrmann (2002) asserts that femoral anterior glide syndrome most commonly occurs in concert with...

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