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. Injury-Free Running is for serious runners interested in treating and preventing running injuries. It's available on this website, or click here for the Kindle version on Amazon.
The biomechanical measuring devices are made from anodized aluminum with dovetail joints machined to 1000th of an inch accuracy. New products include an arch height ratio device, 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.
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
Tom Hyde, DC. Editor of "The Conservative Management of Sports Injuries", Williams & Wilkins Publishers.
If you want to understand human locomotion from the beginning of bipedal steps to current research and technology in a very useful form that can be used every day, this is the text for you; you will NOT be disappointed.
Craig Liebenson, DC. Author of "Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner's Manual", Williams & Wilkins Publishers.
Dr. Michaud's new book is a "tour de force" for anyone wishing to understand the locomotor system."
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.
Hylton Menz, PhD, 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.