‘Unpliable, Unadaptable Foot’:
Descriptive term more likely to be found in chiropractic literature. Possibly very common, but largely uninvestigated.
Used to describe a foot that has restrictions in one or more joints (see Passive Motion Palpation in chapter x) unable to fully adapt to terrain when walking excessive motion in other joints.
Three assumed causes :
limited mobility of joints – assumed to be due to bony structures being ‘locked’ into one position by, for example, restrictive footwear.
assessment of possible causes
assessment of ‘fixations’
manipulation/’adjustments’ of ‘fixations’
patient education re use of mobility exercises