Welcome to Human Locomotion.com
HumanLocomotion.com provides books and articles written by Dr. Tom Michaud, as well as clinical tools and rehab products for state-of-the-art management of gait-related disorders.
Human Locomotion, a technical book written for sports medicine professionals, is available on Amazon.com. Students can purchase the book at a discounted price by contacting us through the "contact us" page.
The biomechanical measuring devices are made from anodized aluminum with dovetail joints machined to 1000th of an inch accuracy. Our products include the ToePro Foot/Ankle Exercise Platform, the ToePro/Hip Strength Dynamometer, The Two-To-One Ankle Rockboard, and the Triple Stick Strap.
Each product has a video link demonstrating it's use, and in the future we will be adding new videos of exercises recommended by Dr. Michaud.
NEW ARTICLE! The Sarcopenia Workout: 5 simple exercises to prevent age-related muscle loss
THE TOEPRO/HIP STRENGTH DYNAMOMETER
Pair this clever device with the ToePro to precisely monitor toe strength results. Place the card beneath the patients/athletes toes and pull slowly as they try to hold the card down. The dynamometer has a peak hold setting for a precise reading. The optional strap (sold separately) is for measuring hip strength. Read a brief article on the dynamometer, and watch a video of the dynamometer being used.
THE TWO-TO-ONE ANKLE ROCKBOARD
SLIGHTLY BLEMISHED ROCKBOARDS ON SALE FOR $30! We're switching to a new material and want to sell these rockboards NOW!
These are slightly blemished (under surface isn't perfect) and WILL NOT affect function!
In the US alone, 23,000 people sprain their ankle each day, resulting in 1.6 million doctor office visits annually. Because the typical foot tilts in twice as far as it tilts out, to be effective, an ankle rock board should tilt with a two-to-one movement ratio. The two-to-one movement ratio places your foot in the position of a future sprain and then forces you to use your muscles to pull yourself out of the risky position. You’ll immediately feel that it more effectively exercises the muscles of your lower leg (particularly with the advanced drill) and works to maintain a full range of ankle motion.
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Our newsletter will have special offers and a new column written by Dr. Michaud, Interesting Article of the Month. To help you stay up-to-date with the latest research, Tom picks an interesting technical article and writes a brief review summarizing the outcomes. The articles will cover a range of topics and will always be clinically relevant.
MOST POPULAR ARTICLES by DR. TOM MICHAUD
How to Build Strength, Improve Form, and Treat/Prevent Injuries
Available in paperback, 208 pages and 176 illustrations.
Praise for Injury-Free running
Uta Pippig, Olympian and three-time winner of the Boston Marathon
From personal experience, I know that Dr. Michaud is an expert on the biomechanics of this wonderful sport. If you love running, you will love this book.
Joan Benoit-Samuelson, world record holder in the marathon from 1983-1985, gold medalist in the 1984 Olympics
Dr. Michaud's experience with runners has been long running and highly praised. His vast knowledge of the human body and understanding of biomechanics will help you achieve your peak potential. This book is a great resource for athletes of all ages and abilities.
Tegla Laroupe, women's world record holder in the marathon from 1998-2001
Dr. Michaud kept me running through the toughest parts of my career. The information in this book can help runners of all levels remain injury-free.
PRAISE FOR HUMAN LOCOMOTION, WRITTEN BY DR. TOM MICHAUD
Hylton Menz, PhD, Former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.
This is by far the most thorough text on lower extremity biomechanics currently available. Highly recommended, both for students and clinicians.
Warren Hammer, DC. Author of "Functional Soft Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual Methods," Aspen Publishers.
Dr. Michaud explains everything we need to know about the gait cycle, it's evaluation, orthotics and treatment protocols. This book is a must read in our quest to help people live a more pain free life.
Matt Dilnot, podiatrist. Cofounder of Equus Medical and past president of the Australian Podiatry Association.
This is absolutely the best source available on the mechanics, diagnosis, and conservative treatment of gait-related disorders. Whether you are a podiatrist, pedorthist, physical therapist or chiropractor, you must have this book.