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HUMAN LOCOMOTION

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS FOR CLINICIANS AND ATHLETES

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HUMAN LOCOMOTION  has been turned into a series of video lectures! Chapter Three, Ideal Motions During the Gait Cycle, is now available for FREE (this continuing education course previously sold for $400 through MedBridge). Whether you're a coach, trainer, health provider or athlete, this 90-minute video is jam-packed with useful information on the anatomy and biomechanics of walking and running. The final section reviews the best ways to stay injury free.

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Our newsletter will have special offers and a new column written by Dr. Michaud, Interesting Article of the Month. To help you stay up-to-date with the latest research, Tom picks an interesting technical article and writes a brief review summarizing the outcomes. The articles will cover a range of topics and will always be clinically relevant.

MOST POPULAR ARTICLES by DR. TOM MICHAUD

23,000 PEOPLE A DAY SPRAIN THEIR ANKLE!

This article is a complete review of the most effective ways to treat and prevent another ankle sprain.

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AVOID THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF FRAILTY!

After the age of fifty we lose 2% of muscle per year! This article gives you advice on the best way to keep your muscle. Dr. Michaud gives you simple exercises to do that will keep you fit-not frail-forever.

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USE THE DYNAMOMETER WITH THE STRAP ATTACHMENT TO PREDICT KNEE INJURIES

In this article Dr. Michaud discusses how to use a modified ToePro Dynamometer to measure hip strength and predict knee injuries.

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A NO-NONSENSE REVIEW OF THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE IDEAL RUNNING FORM

Is there an ideal running form? Dr. Michaud goes in depth with this controversial subject.

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AN IN-DEPTH GUIDE TO THIS INNOVATIVE DEVICE

A useful tool for practitioners, the medial drift device measures the displacement of the talus in the transverse plane.

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OVERLOOKED SURPRISING CAUSES OF CHRONIC HEEL PAIN

Dr. Michaud discusses the overlooked causes of heel pain and the new treatments that are now being used.

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INJURY-FREE RUNNING

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Praise for Injury-Free running

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.

Uta Pippig, Olympian and three-time winner of the Boston Marathon

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.

Joan Benoit-Samuelson, world record holder in the marathon from 1983-1985, gold medalist in the 1984 Olympics

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.

Tegla Laroupe, women's world record holder in the marathon from 1998-2001

PRAISE FOR HUMAN LOCOMOTION, WRITTEN BY DR. TOM MICHAUD

This is by far the most thorough text on lower extremity biomechanics currently available. Highly recommended, both for students and clinicians.

Hylton Menz, PhD, Former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.

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.

Warren Hammer, DC. Author of "Functional Soft Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual Methods," Aspen Publishers.

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.

Matt Dilnot, podiatrist. Cofounder of Equus Medical and past president of the Australian Podiatry Association.