Welcome to Human Locomotion.org
HumanLocomotion.org provides books and articles written by Dr. Tom Michaud, as well as clinical tools and rehab products for state-of-the-art management of gait-related disorders.
Human Locomotion, a technical book written for sports medicine professionals, is available on Amazon.com. Students can purchase the book for $30 (often with free international shipping) by contacting us at email@example.com.
The biomechanical measuring devices are made from anodized aluminum with dovetail joints machined to 1000th of an inch accuracy. Our products include the ToePro/Hip Strength Dynamometer, The Two-To-One Ankle Rockboard, and the ToePro Foot/Ankle Exercise Platform.
Each product has a video link demonstrating it's use, and in the future we will be adding new videos of exercises recommended by Dr. Michaud.
THE TOEPRO/HIP STRENGTH DYNAMOMETER
Pair this clever device with the ToePro to precisely quantify toe strength results. Place the card beneath the patients/athletes toes and pull slowly as they try to hold the card down. The dynamometer has a peak hold setting for a precise reading. The optional strap (sold separately) is for measuring hip strength.
other popular products
RUNNING FOR REAL'S PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH DR. TOM MICHAUD
As you age, many things about your body change. Keeping it healthy so that you can continue to run as long as you live is a valiant effort. . Optimally, correct exercise will help prevent the need for long periods of recovery or invasive surgeries.
TINA MUIR, creator of the Running for Real website, interviews Dr. Michaud about what you can do to stay healthy as you age. As you listen to this episode of the Running for Real podcast, you will quickly discover that Tom is an expert in his field who has a desire to help and heal others.
How to Build Strength, Improve Form, and Treat/Prevent Injuries
Available in paperback, 208 pages and 176 illustrations.
Praise for Injury-Free running
Uta Pippig, Olympian and three-time winner of the Boston Marathon
From personal experience, I know that Dr. Michaud is an expert on the biomechanics of this wonderful sport. If you love running, you will love this book.
Joan Benoit-Samuelson, world record holder in the marathon from 1983-1985, gold medalist in the 1984 Olympics
Dr. Michaud's experience with runners has been long running and highly praised. His vast knowledge of the human body and understanding of biomechanics will help you achieve your peak potential. This book is a great resource for athletes of all ages and abilities.
Tegla Laroupe, women's world record holder in the marathon from 1998-2001
Dr. Michaud kept me running through the toughest parts of my career. the information in this book can help runners of all levels remain injury-free.
PRAISE FOR HUMAN LOCOMOTION
Hylton Menz, PhD, Former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.
This is by far the most thorough text on lower extremity biomechanics currently available. Highly recommended, both for students and clinicians.
Warren Hammer, DC. Author of "Functional Soft Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual Methods," Aspen Publishers.
Dr. Michaud explains everything we need to know about the gait cycle, it's evaluation, orthotics and treatment protocols. This book is a must read in our quest to help people live a more pain free life.
Matt Dilnot, podiatrist. Cofounder of Equus Medical and past president of the Australian Podiatry Association.
This is absolutely the best source available on the mechanics, diagnosis, and conservative treatment of gait-related disorders. Whether you are a podiatrist, pedorthist, physical therapist or chiropractor, you must have this book.