The monthly livestream, PodChatLive which is a live show for Podiatrists to acquire some free ongoing continuing learning has gotten on many outstanding and well known guests in the podiatry profession that generously as well as freely give there time to answer questions and discuss their area of knowledge. The videos of the live chat are saved to YouTube and the website and the podcast version is on most podcast platforms. An earlier guest in the livestreams was Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM in which he described his seminal and widely used publication on rotational equilibrium, his views on the tissue stress hypothesis and also his viewpoint on whether or not any current familiarity with Root Theory is necessary to assess and successfully treat our patients. The issues generated some interesting discussion throughout the episode.
Kevin Kirby graduated in 1983 with the California College of Podiatric Medicine and then carried out his required surgical residency in Palo Alto, California at the VA Hospital. Then he put in his subsequent post-graduate year carrying out the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at CCPM where he also completed his masters degree.
Dr. Kirby has released or co-authored 28 publications in professional publications, has written or co-authored 5 chapters in books, and also has published five books on foot and lower extremity biomechanics and foot orthotic treatment, all of which have recently been translated into Spanish language versions. Kevin evolved the Subtalar Joint Axis Palpation Technique, the Anterior Axial Radiographic Projection, the Supination Resistance Test, the Maximum Pronation Test and the Medial Heel Skive and Lateral Heel Skive Techniques. He has in addition created and formulated the Subtalar Joint Axis Location and Rotational Equilibrium Theory of Foot Function and has now co-developed the Subtalar Joint Equilibrium and Tissue Stress Approach to Biomechanical Therapy of the Foot and Lower Extremity. Dr Kirby has lectured widely internationally on numerous occasions and has in addition spoken publicly substantially all over the USA.