Research: Lower Limb & Orthoses

Investigating how in-shoe foot orthoses immediately affect the movement of the hip and knee.

The effect of anti-pronation foot orthoses on hip and knee kinematics and muscle activity during a functional step-up task in healthy individuals: A laboratory study.

Simon Lack, Christian Barton, Peter Malliaras, Richard Twycross-Lewis, RogerWoledge, Dylan Morrissey 

Greater frontal and transverse plane hip and knee motion, and delayed gluteus medius and vastus medialis oblique activation have frequently been identified in patellofemoral pain syndrome populations, whilst prefabricated anti-pronation foot orthoses have been reported to reduce symptoms. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of such orthoses on hip and knee kinematics, gluteal and vasti muscle activity, kinematic and electromyographic interactions alongside correlations with specific clinical measures.

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