Gary Ward

5
Apr

Beyond Podiatry. IOCP article March 22

Gary Ward’s Article for Podiatry Review March 22 discussing the core principles of AiM

30
Jan

Could there be more to my back pain?

Have you been looking for a solution to your back pain for a long time now? Tried everything? Run out of options? Been told to learn to live with it? I remember not being able to lie flat on my back in my mid 20s. The pain in my back was too much. I didn’t think I’d ever be free

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15
Nov

Meniscus injuries – What to look out for?

When it comes to injuries I don’t like to take a cookie cutter approach of ‘if you see this then you must do that..’ but in some instances there always seem to be some pretty steadfast structural scenarios that simply cannot be ignored. To not take the cookie cutter approach is to be more methodical, more investigative and to ask

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23
Oct

A wedge is not a device to prop a foot up into neutral !

A wedge is not a device used to prop a foot up into neutral! At first sight this may potentially appear an odd and unexpected thing to say… Shouldn’t we be using external devices to help flat feet attain a better neutral posture? Well, yes actually, but just not in the way you might think.  It’s a natural and initial

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13
Sep

Wake Your Body Up

Wake Your Body Up is a programme I devised at AiM to empower people to take ownership of their own body. The programme comes in two formats: Wake Your Body up and Wake Your Feet up. For many years I have been all too aware of patients and clients who have struggled along, often needlessly, enduring treatments that were proving

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8
Sep

Bunions – A 6 part series

Hallux Valgus πŸ‘£ When the foot pronates the forefoot abducts away from the body’s midline (see photo above). In this moment the big toe follows the movement of the forefoot – away from the body’s midline. πŸ‘£ A flatter pronated foot is known as a valgus foot. Bunions – although there do appear to be two types of bunions known

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8
Sep

Foot joint motions in the sagittal plane

πŸ‘£ Joint motions in the feet in the sagittal plane πŸ‘£ Three segments:Rearfoot βœ…Forefoot βœ…Toes βœ… πŸ‘£ It seems that dorsiflexion and plantarflexion are only ever discussed at the ankle joint (TCJ) and rarely in relation to the bones or segments of the foot πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ πŸ‘£ Dorsiflexion is a direction. That direction is when the distal part of a foot

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8
Sep

Movement Limitations in the Fibula?

πŸ‘£ That fibula… πŸ‘£ A non weight bearing bone… πŸ‘£ How is it that a non-weight bearing bone can play havoc with the whole system? πŸ‘£ Quite simply the system responds to movement … and the fibula has bags of movement potential. We might be guilty of thinking it just sits on the outside of the tibia… doing nothing… πŸ‘£

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8
Sep

Joints ACT: muscles REACT

πŸ‘£ Joints ACT: muscles REACT: πŸ‘£ There is a reason I came up with this 2nd big rule of motion up and dedicated a chapter to it in What The Foot? and that is that Muscles do not move the joints in the way we think they do. πŸ‘£ Sure, contract some tissue and the connected joints do move… BUT

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8
Sep

Internal or External?

πŸ‘£ This image, for me, highlights things overlooked in biomechanics and in particular the movement involved in the biomechanics we are trying to observe. This affects our understanding and choices we make in therapy. πŸ€” πŸ‘£ You see it looks here as though you are observing an internally rotated pair of legs as highlighted by the big red arrows. Internal

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