Journal article

Foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Bradley S Neal, Ian B Griffiths, Geoffrey J Dowling, George S Murley, Shannon E Munteanu, Melinda M Franettovich Smith, Natalie J Collins, Christian J Barton

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Static measures of foot posture are regularly used as part of a clinical examination to determine the need for foot level interventions. This is based on the premise that pronated and supinated foot postures may be risk factors for or associated with lower limb injury. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates foot posture (measured statically) as a potential risk factor for lower limb overuse injuries. METHODS: A systematic search was performed using Medline, CINAHL, Embase, SportDiscus in April 2014, to identify prospective cohort studies that investigated foot posture and function as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury. Eligible studies were classified base..

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