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Effect of antipronation foot orthosis geometry on compression of heel and arch soft tissues

Declan Sweeney, BSc (Hon), et al.

Antipronation foot orthoses are special insoles that practitioners use to help people with problems associated with excessive amounts of foot movement (rolling and lowering of the foot arches). Little is known about the effects the orthoses have on soft tissue structures situated between the orthotic surface and the underlying foot bones. Using ultrasound, our study showed that sections of the antipronation orthosis affect soft tissues under the foot in different ways. This is important because soft tissues located under the foot bones will affect how the orthosis transmits force and influence its ability to change foot/ankle movement in walking or running.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.12.0306

Volume 52 Number 5, 2015
   Pages 543 — 552


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Sweeney D, Nester C, Preece S, Mickle K. Effect of antipronation foot orthosis geometry on compression of heel and arch soft tissues. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(5): 543–52.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.12.0306
ORCID: Karen Mickle, BSc (Hon), PhD: 0000-0001-8869-3275; Stephen Preece, BSc, PhD: 0000-0002-2434-732X
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