The past, present, and future of podiatric biomechanics

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1998 Feb;88(2):53-63. doi: 10.7547/87507315-88-2-53.


The author places the history and development of podiatric biomechanics, as well as current thinking about its underpinnings and future, in the context of a theoretical framework drawn from the philosophy and sociology of science. This analysis sets the stage for an exploration of the possible future directions in which podiatric biomechanics could develop.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomechanical Phenomena*
  • Foot / physiology*
  • Foot Diseases / physiopathology
  • Foot Diseases / therapy
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological
  • Orthotic Devices / history
  • Orthotic Devices / trends*
  • Philosophy
  • Podiatry / history
  • Podiatry / trends*