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Abductory Twist
 
The abductory twist is a sudden abduction or medial whip of the heel observed during gait just as weight comes off the heel when walking or running. It is not a diagnosis, but merely an observation with a number of potential underlying mechanisms.
 
Key Resources:

http://www.runresearchjunkie.com/the-abductory-twist-during-gait/ (Running Research)

http://www.podiatryonline.tv/abductory-twist.htm (Videos of abductory twist)

http://podiatric.blogspot.com.au/2008/11/abductory-twist.html (Blog about abductory twist)

https://podiatryarena.com/index.php?threads/biomechanics-of-abductory-twist.20125/ (Biomechanics of the Abductory Twist)

https://podiatryarena.com/index.php?threads/abductory-twist.93483/ (Podiatry Arena Discussion on the Abductory twist)

http://podiapaedia.org/wiki/biomechanics/clinical-biomechanics/biomechanical-assessment/gait-analysis/abductory-twist/ (Abductory Twist)

http://podiapaedia.org/wiki/biomechanics/clinical-biomechanics/biomechanical-assessment/gait-analysis/medial-heel-whip/ (Medial Heel Whip)

 

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