Dear Gait Guys:
I compete at a high level in a variety of sports, but over the past five years I have developed tremendous discomfort and occasional pain. I have talked to orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists with no results. I had MRIs done on my hip, shoulder and knee (my problem areas) but they came back clean. Finally I saw your article on the “solitary externally rotated foot”. My symptoms of the outward turned foot, weak glutes, uncomfortable patellar tracking and limited hip rotation. Also, my shoulder seems to be externally rotated as well which causes pain and inhibits my pec major from firing. You guys are the only ones who have come close to figuring out my problems and are the only refuge from my frustration. How can I fix this? Are their some good exersizes and why have no physical therapists heard of the “kickstand effect”?