17 March 2018


AUT City Campus, 2 Governoy FitzRoy Place, Auckland

Early Bird

Ends 30 November 2017


Dr Kevin Kirby

Foot Mechanics Podiatry welcomes world renowned Dr Kevin Kirby

Foot Mechanics enjoys working with NZ podiatrists who are passionate about making our profession great!

We have a passion for being up to date with the latest research, thinking, assessment techniques and approaches to treatment plans.

Building on the Dr David Armstrong one day seminar we hosted last year, we are now proud to be bringing Dr Kevin Kirby to our beautiful shores.

We are excited to learn about:

  • Tissue Stress Theory
  • Running Biomechanics and Current Controversies in Running
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome:
  • Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment plus more..

and have practical workshops on:

  • New Tests for the Modern Podiatrist & Practical Demonstration of Subtalar Joint Axis Location Technique
  • Practical Walking and Running Gait Examination Techniques for Clinical Practice

We hope that you ‘ll join us on the day to learn from Dr Kevin Kirby.

Dr. Kevin Kirby graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1983 and completed his first year surgical residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, California.  He spent his second post-graduate year doing the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at CCPM where he also earned his MS degree.

Dr. Kirby has authored or co-authored 27 articles in peer-reviewed journals, has authored or co-authored five book chapters, and has authored four books on foot and lower extremity biomechanics and orthosis therapy, all of which have been translated into Spanish language editions.  He has invented the subtalar joint axis palpation technique, the anterior axial radiographic projection, the supination resistance test, the maximum pronation test and the medial heel skive and lateral heel skive orthosis techniques.  He has also created and developed the Subtalar Joint Axis Location and Rotational Equilibrium Theory of Foot Function and has co-developed the Subtalar Joint Equilibrium and Tissue Stress Approach to Biomechanical Therapy of the Foot and Lower Extremity.  He has lectured internationally on 38 separate occasions and has also lectured extensively throughout the United States.

Dr. Kirby is a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Biomechanics at the California School of Podiatric Medicine.  Dr. Kirby has had a full time podiatric biomechanics and surgical practice in Sacramento, California for 32 years.

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Asics guest speaker: Dr Kade Paterson

Kade is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne, and a Sports Podiatrist with Lakeside Sports Medicine Centre.

Kade will present ‘Associations between foot biomechanics and knee function across the lifespan: implications for foot-based interventions for common knee problems.’

Kade will provide an overview of his group’s research on knee and foot biomechanics of healthy young adolescents, and adults with foot and knee pain and pathology. He will begin by presenting their latest research on the developmental biomechanics of girls at risk of knee injury, and the influence of common footwear on knee biomechanics during jumping and running. Next, Kade will discuss the association between foot biomechanics, pain and knee function relevant to the development and progression of common knee injuries in adults, such as patellofemoral pain and knee osteoarthritis. The session will conclude with a discussion of the clinical implications for footwear design and other foot-based interventions for some of these knee problems. 

Event Schedule / CME Certificate provided.

Registration and Exhibition

Running Biomechanics and Current Controversies in Running

Longitudinal Arch Load-Sharing System of the Foot

Paediatric and Adult Flatfoot Deformity: Biomechanics & Effective Treatment


Tissue Stress Theory: Changing the Paradigm in Biomechanical Therapy for the Foot and Lower Extremity

Lunch & Exhibition

Asics guest speaker: Dr Kade Paterson

Workshop – New Tests for the Modern Podiatrist & Practical Demonstration of Subtalar Joint Axis Location Techniques


Workshop – Practical Walking and Running Gait Examination Techniques for Clinical Practice


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Our early bird ticketing ends on the 30 November 2017. You need to be fully paid and registered before this date to obtain this special pricing.
More information will be coming soon on our lunch that will be provided on the day of our event. We can promise you it will be delicious.
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Event Location

AUT City Campus
2 Governoy FitzRoy Place
WG Building
Auckland Central 1010
New Zealand
0800 436 686

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