Windlass Mechanics in the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Above midstance photo is taken from a patient having the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. Note, that when weight is applied to this foot structure, the inner longitudinal arch collapses.
Above heel lift photo is taken from the same patient. Note, that when the toes are flexed (e.g., at heel lift), the inner longitudinal arch is reestablished. This is the direct result of Windlass Mechanics acting on the foot.
When analyzing treadmill videos of patients having the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, one will observe the Windlass Mechanics.
Professor/Dr Brian A Rothbart
Director of Research, International Academy of RPT