My advice if you have an abductory twist

An abductory twist is a common finding during a gait analysis and can be due to a number of different things and is commonly associated with ‘overpronation‘. It is a sudden abduction of whip of the heel medially or in the direction of abduction just as the heel comes of the ground. This video shows what it looks like:

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Podiatrists tend to call this an abductory twist and physical therapists tend to call it a medial heel whip.

The causes is a foot that is pronating as the heel comes of the ground or a muscle weakness around the hips.

My advice if you have an abductory twist:
1. Get a gait analysis done by a clinician who is familiar with running
2. Find out the cause of the twist
3. Treat it.

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