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Old 30th March 2012, 04:45 PM
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After yrs of toiling in the biomechanics lab, I have now come to the realization that we are all wasting our time doing that.

I have just learnt that:
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people with flat feet generally feel that they lack support in life or are not supported by those around them…It is as if the foot collapses in an attempt to feel grounded and supported. And because they may not feel grounded, they may very often have boundary issues.
Ref: Gadd, A. (2006). Finding Your Feet – How the Sole reflects the Soul. Scotland: Findhorn Press.

There you have it. Its nothing to do with biomechanics afterall, its everything to do with the psychosocial context.
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Default Re: Finally, we have the cause of flat feet

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Default Re: Finally, we have the cause of flat feet

I suppose flying is also a cause then
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Aha, how remarkably fascinating, so presumably Hallux Limitus is a psycho-sexual manifestation in the foot?

I feel a thesis coming on...'Blessed are those with Hallux Rigidus'!!

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After yrs of toiling in the biomechanics lab, I have no come to the realization that we are all wasting our time doing that.

I have just learnt that:
Ref: Gadd, A. (2006). Finding Your Feet – How the Sole reflects the Soul. Scotland: Findhorn Press.

There you have it. Its nothing to do with biomechanics afterall, its everything to do with the psychosocial context.
Yes, but perhaps the name of the author tells us something; at least if you're from New York or Chicago!

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Some of this stuff is life changing:
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Bunions are telling you that you are bending over backwards doing too much for others and not enough for yourself! The degree to which the big toe is deformed towards the little toe shows the degree that you are out of balance in this area of your life. Ask yourself, what would I be doing with my time if I had more time for me. Many people with bunions can't answer this. Until they work out what they really want to spend their time on for themselves, they will continue doing too much for others
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High arches are commonly found on people with strong inner resources. You enjoy spending time on your own. That's not to say that you aren't sociable, but if you do go to a party, you need the next day as quiet time to re-energize. You are very resourceful but find it hard to accept help from others because you feel you can do it all yourself.
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If you have athletes foot you have developed a tendency to let things get under your skin. You experience extreme irritability. It annoys you that people constantly interfere and doubt and question your ideas, hindering your progress. Why are you letting them bother you?
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I would have thought this was a sign of being afraid of grounding yourself
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and the cause of a prolapsed uterus would be.........
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and the cause of a prolapsed uterus would be.........

Dunno, but presumably a hypertrophic prostate would make you p****d off!
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I'm never surprised to learn that I haven't seen it all anymore. This is just so bad Craig, my God.
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Not just bad, but dangerous!

Admin missed this one.

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The board is down now, but apparently a black line running down the toenail is "situational depression".

Possibly karmic shadow for the undiagnosed acral melanoma which you're about to die of.
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Default Re: Finally, we have the cause of flat feet

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Ref: Gadd, A. (2006). Finding Your Feet – How the Sole reflects the Soul. Scotland: Findhorn Press.
I am somewhat embarrassed by this and hope that "Gadd" is not a fellow Scot.

If you have the time to look up the Findhorn Foundation and the Findhorn Press you will gain an insight to the type of people making up this "alternative" community in the picturesque surroundings of Morayshire. Then it will all make perfectsense to you.
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I am somewhat embarrassed by this and hope that "Gadd" is not a fellow Scot.

If you have the time to look up the Findhorn Foundation and the Findhorn Press you will gain an insight to the type of people making up this "alternative" community in the picturesque surroundings of Morayshire. Then it will all make perfectsense to you.

Hey, I'm always up for a bit of banter with the Sawneys, or Taffies or Paddys especially where sport is concerned, but this is definitely a case of 'let him who is without sin cast the first stone'. We all possess these fruitcakes, it's not a national thing.

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Hey, I'm always up for a bit of banter with the Sawneys, or Taffies or Paddys especially where sport is concerned, but this is definitely a case of 'let him who is without sin cast the first stone'. We all possess these fruitcakes, it's not a national thing.

All the best

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Even I think this stuff is folly .

But at least one of you read the work as you haven't yet mine.

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We have. The alternative made more sense...
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We have. The alternative made more sense...
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Seriously,

Have you bothered to foot type 25 or so patients or fewer?

Have you ever held a foot centering in your hand?

Have you ever applied a set of foot centering pads to a patient?

Have you ever taken a foot centered cast and written an Rx for fabrication, foot type-specific?

Have you ever sent a foot centered cast to a certified lab for fabrication?

Have you ever dispensed a foot centering in practice?

Have you worked with muscle engine compensatory training exercises?

Have you ever tried frontal plane rearfoot cast correction technique in lieu of a medial skive, Blake inverted cast or varus wedge?

I believe that you haven't gathered enough the information first hand in order to form a reasonable opinion as to the value of foot centering and foot typing.

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Dennis

Most competent practitioners of podiatric medicine will conduct their practice in similar ways, rarely do they do something unique, but when they do, generally they share their experience and are happy for it to be tested by their peers. To be able to do so requires a common language and thankfully in the podiatric world at least, this language is well established and accepted. Clinically, nothing you have presented here is unique - only the terminology you employ to describe your practice is different. Different to the point that after repeated questioning, you are still unable to make any sense to the vast majority of your colleagues who have afforded you much more time than you deserve. To what purpose, other than self aggrandisement and enrichment. Why else does one patent their technique or categorisation system?

I've been experimenting recently with a new enucleation technique where I suspend myself upside down from the ceiling so I view the foot as if I'm looking along the ground. You can try it by sitting atop the patient but your arse rubs up against their chin and sometimes temptation gets in the way. The profile of their foot is such that you achieve an incredible enucleation in plantar lesions. You should try it sometime. I'm sure there are establishments you know that sell suspension kits - the latest with the attached nipple clamps are a must as they help reduce the spinning. You can file a patent if you like...
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I've been experimenting recently with a new enucleation technique where I suspend myself upside down from the ceiling so I view the foot as if I'm looking along the ground. You can try it by sitting atop the patient but your arse rubs up against their chin and sometimes temptation gets in the way. The profile of their foot is such that you achieve an incredible enucleation in plantar lesions. You should try it sometime. I'm sure there are establishments you know that sell suspension kits - the latest with the attached nipple clamps are a must as they help reduce the spinning. You can file a patent if you like...
Well, I think it would ill behoove anyone to critique Marks technique until they have tried it on at least 25 patients.

One question mark, are these suspension kits hygenic? Do they wipe clean?
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Well, I think it would ill behoove anyone to critique Marks technique until they have tried it on at least 25 patients.

One question mark, are these suspension kits hygenic? Do they wipe clean?
Very important Tony - and it has to be vaseline friendly (to prevent chaffing) so that rules the latex rubber versions out. Leather's ok, but I have a custom version made from tartan gore-tex - style with breathability. Cameron Kippen is a vast source of knowledge on these things - no doubt he will give you better advice than I. The world takes on a whole new dimension when you're upside down. Just ask Dennis...
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Dennis

Most competent practitioners of podiatric medicine will conduct their practice in similar ways, rarely do they do something unique, but when they do, generally they share their experience and are happy for it to be tested by their peers. To be able to do so requires a common language and thankfully in the podiatric world at least, this language is well established and accepted. Clinically, nothing you have presented here is unique - only the terminology you employ to describe your practice is different. Different to the point that after repeated questioning, you are still unable to make any sense to the vast majority of your colleagues who have afforded you much more time than you deserve.

To what purpose, other than self aggrandisement and enrichment. Why else does one patent their technique or categorisation system?
To keep it out of hands like yours that are unwilling to learn some new language and to visit new ideas. It seems to be working quite well

I've been experimenting recently with a new enucleation technique where I suspend myself upside down from the ceiling so I view the foot as if I'm looking along the ground. You can try it by sitting atop the patient but your arse rubs up against their chin and sometimes temptation gets in the way. The profile of their foot is such that you achieve an incredible enucleation in plantar lesions. You should try it sometime. I'm sure there are establishments you know that sell suspension kits - the latest with the attached nipple clamps are a must as they help reduce the spinning. You can file a patent if you like...

My six year old grandson could do better and with less venom.

So I asked:
Have you bothered to foot type 25 or so patients or fewer?

Have you ever held a foot centering in your hand?

Have you ever applied a set of foot centering pads to a patient?

Have you ever taken a foot centered cast and written an Rx for fabrication, foot type-specific?

Have you ever sent a foot centered cast to a certified lab for fabrication?

Have you ever dispensed a foot centering in practice?

Have you worked with muscle engine compensatory training exercises?

Have you ever tried frontal plane rearfoot cast correction technique in lieu of a medial skive, Blake inverted cast or varus wedge?

With your childlike response, I assume this means no making your opinion of Foot Centering equal to that of a six year old.

Dennis

PS: As to your enucleation technique, if I wanted to try it out, are you paying for the suspension equipment? Are you paying for the nipple clamps? Are you paying for the lawyer if I get accused of being a sexual pervert?
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I can't file a patent because you have published your worthless idea first.

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So, to be clear, you patented your system to keep it out of hands like Mark's...

Then you're complaining that he's not used your system.

Small contradiction there?
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Small contradiction there?
Only to us mere mortals, Tony. In Dennis' world, anything goes.
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