The physiological locomotor system: the importance of feet

Reaching the anatomical reference position

Podologists analyse the static and dynamic of their patients and, if necessary, modify the body structure through the use of insoles to achieve the anatomical reference position.

The position of the feet is of primary importance. In fact, when we stand upright, the law of gravity forces our calcaneus (heel bones) to carry our talus, which carries our tibias, then our femurs and finally our two hemi-pelves.

These must therefore be level in order to have the sacrum in the most central axis so that the spinal column is as vertical and as straight as possible, which results in good mechanical coordination of the upper limb.