Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the land, and the Gait Guys were there to give St Nick a hand.
This poor fellows knees had been in pain as of late. He had taken up running to help lose some weight.
To his clinician he went, who prescibed an orthotic for pronation, without a look or thought, or a very methodic examination.
So across the country, Dillon, Chicago and the nation, He went to see the Gait Guys for a comprehensive evaluation.
They watched him run on the treadmill and analyzed his stride and they saw he had a heavy foot strike on one side
And his knees fell outside of center, left side more than the right and an adductory twist, from a heel cord wound too tight.
They looked at each other and at the same time said they thought that they knew what the problem was with the man who wore red.
Then they placed him on the table, with the highest efficiency, they found that he had a left sided leg length deficiency.
When his knees were straight, his feet pointed to the middle; internal tibial torsion they thought, and that solves the riddle.
An orthotic for internal torsion, without a valgus post is sure to macerate the meniscus, and turn it to toast.
That orthotic they took, from his shoe in a jiffy and knees were more midline, now wasn’t that spiffy
and a sole lift for his shoe, to correct the difference, even though it was small, it had a significance…
And exercises they gave, to be done three times each day to anchor the medial tripod, and push off through the 1st ray.
“Thanks Gents”, he said, as he took off running with a smile, His knees were much better, even after running a mile.
Shawn and Ivo looked at each other feeling fulfilled, Having helped this poor fellow, and they hope they instilled
In each and every reader and follower and student, the desire to look closer and do what is prudent
Happy Holidays we wish to all our sisters and brothers, We hope we have inspired you to continue to learn and teach one another.