Saturday, October 11, 2003

Some of our current research:

Some work we are doing in the Department of Podiatry is looking at measuring how much force is needed to supinate the foot - ie how much force is needed from a foot orthotic if we want to change the position of the foot. We have had several publications on this already and there are a lot more on the way. More information - supination resistance. We have found that the force to supinate the foot is more related to a number of foot problems than excessive pronation is (especially posterior tibial dysfunction and recurrent ankle sprains). Supination resistance is also predictive of dynamic function, whereas most of the measurements routinely done in clinical practice are not predictive of dynamic function.

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