- Flat Foot in a Random Population and its Impact on Quality of Life and Functionality. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Clin Diagn Res 2017; 11(4):LC22-LC27
- CONCLUSIONS: Flat foot was associated with age, Charlson's Comorbidity Index, BMI and foot size. The SF-36, Barthel and Lawton questionnaires remained unaltered by the presence of flat foot. The FHSQ and FFI questionnaires did prove to be sensitive to the presence of flat foot in a significant manner.
- Comparison of static footprints and pedobarography in obese and non-obese children. [Journal Article]
- FAFoot Ankle Int 2008; 29(11):1141-4
- CONCLUSIONS: Since obesity may affect the relationship between static and dynamic measures, footprints should be used with caution when inferring the characteristics of obese children's feet under dynamic conditions.Footprints and pedobarography should not be used at this time for clinical decision making regarding the feet of obese children.
- Can static plantar pressures of prepubertal children be predicted by inked footprints? [Journal Article]
- JAJ Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2004 Sep-Oct; 94(5):429-33
- A study was conducted to determine whether a pedograph could be used as a field-based screening tool to predict pressures generated on the plantar surfaces of the feet of prepubertal children during …
A study was conducted to determine whether a pedograph could be used as a field-based screening tool to predict pressures generated on the plantar surfaces of the feet of prepubertal children during single-limb weightbearing stance. Plantar pressures were collected in 51 primary school-aged children using a pressure distribution measurement system. Statistically significant negative correlations were found between footprint angle and both peak force (r = -0.453) and peak area (r = -0.539), and statistically significant positive correlations were found between the Chippaux-Smirak Index and both peak force (rho= 0.285) and peak area (rho = 0.559). Although statistically significant, the weak relationships precluded foot structure variables from being used to predict the plantar pressures of children during static weightbearing. It is therefore recommended that an alternative field-based tool that directly measures plantar pressures be used to screen children in the public school system to identify those at risk of excessive plantar pressures.
- [Shock wave therapy for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis with heel spur: a prospective randomized placebo-controlled double-blind study]. [Randomized Controlled Trial]
- ZOZ Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb 2002 Sep-Oct; 140(5):548-54
- CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study corroborate the value of ESWT for recalcitrant plantar fascitis. As a non invasive technique with low side effects, it can complement the row of conservative treatments.
- Does obesity influence foot structure and plantar pressure patterns in prepubescent children? [Journal Article]
- IJInt J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2001; 25(6):845-52
- CONCLUSIONS: It is postulated that foot discomfort-associated structural changes and increased forefoot plantar pressures in the obese foot may hinder obese children from participating in physical activity and therefore warrants immediate further investigation.
- Does obesity influence foot structure in prepubescent children? [Journal Article]
- IJInt J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2000; 24(5):541-4
- CONCLUSIONS: Excess body mass appears to have a significant effect on the foot structure of prepubescent children whereby young obese children display structural foot characteristics which may develop into problematic symptoms if excessive weight gain continues. Further investigation into possible consequences, particularly any effects on foot function, is warranted.
- Dynamic plantar pressure analysis. Comparing common insole materials. [Journal Article]
- JAJ Am Podiatr Med Assoc 1992; 82(10):507-13
- A comparison of five commonly used insole materials (Spenco, PPT, Plastazote, Nickelplast, and Pelite) was made to evaluate their effectiveness in reducing plantar vertical pressures on human subject…
A comparison of five commonly used insole materials (Spenco, PPT, Plastazote, Nickelplast, and Pelite) was made to evaluate their effectiveness in reducing plantar vertical pressures on human subjects during walking. With the use of the EMED-SF pedograph force plate system, dynamic measures of vertical force, force-time integral, peak plantar pressure, pressure-time integral, and area of foot-to-ground contact were compared with the force plate covered with each of the insole materials and without any interface material.
- Field dependence and body balance. [Journal Article]
- PMPercept Mot Skills 1990; 71(3 Pt 1):723-34
- This study reports four points about the portable Rod and Frame Test performance of 30 Japanese women in terms of body balance. The primary findings using a stabilometer are: (a) field dependence cor…
This study reports four points about the portable Rod and Frame Test performance of 30 Japanese women in terms of body balance. The primary findings using a stabilometer are: (a) field dependence correlated negatively with increased sway path within 1 min. both while a dot pattern as a visual stimulus was stationary and while it was moving. (b) Field dependence correlated positively with the difference in sway path between the two following phases, in one of which the subjects watched the horizontal visual movement to the right and in the other movement to the left. (c) Motion aftereffect had no direct and immediate influence on sway path, but rather a latent and long-term effect. And on a pedograph which measures the distribution of foot pressure and the shape of the sole, (d) field dependence correlated negatively with anterior positions of the center of foot pressure and with the proportion of the front part to the rear of the sole. Over-all, field dependence measured by the Rod and Frame Test seems to be associated with body posture when dot patterns are viewed.
- A plastic pedograph. [Journal Article]
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