Journal article

A comparison of foot kinematics in people with normal- and flat-arched feet using the Oxford Foot Model

Pazit Levinger, George S Murley, Christian J Barton, Matthew P Cotchett, Simone R McSweeney, Hylton B Menz

GAIT & POSTURE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

Foot posture is thought to influence predisposition to overuse injuries of the lower limb. Although the mechanisms underlying this proposed relationship are unclear, it is thought that altered foot kinematics may play a role. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate differences in foot motion between people with normal- and flat-arched feet using the Oxford Foot Model (OFM). Foot posture in 19 participants was documented as normal-arched (n=10) or flat-arched (n=9) using a foot screening protocol incorporating measurements from weightbearing antero-posterior and lateral foot radiographs. Differences between the groups in triplanar motion of the tibia, rearfoot and forefoot during wa..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation (APERF) The authors would like to thank Gabriele Paolini from Vicon Motion System Ltd for his assistance and support of this project H B M is currently a National Health and Medical Research Council fellow (Clinical Career Development Award ID 433049)