Journal article

Immediate effects of foot orthoses on gait biomechanics in individuals with persistent patellofemoral pain.

Harvi F Hart, Kay M Crossley, Jason Bonacci, David C Ackland, Marcus G Pandy, Natalie J Collins

Gait and Posture | Elsevier | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: The efficacy of foot orthoses in reducing patellofemoral pain (PFP) is well documented; however, the mechanisms by which foot orthoses modulate pain and function are poorly understood. RESEARCH QUESTION: This within-subject study investigated the immediate effects of foot orthoses on lower limb kinematics and angular impulses during level walking and stair ambulation in individuals with persistent PFP. METHODS: Forty-two participants with persistent PFP (≥3 months duration) underwent quantitative gait analysis during level walking, stair ascent and stair descent while using: (i) standard running sandals (control); and (ii) standard running sandals fitted with prefabricated foot o..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Research Training (Postdoctoral) Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by Arthritis Australia (Grant in Aid) and The University of Melbourne (Early Career Researcher scheme, Faculty funded support). NJC was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Research Training (Postdoctoral) Fellowship (#628918, 2010-2014), UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2017), and Arthritis Queensland Fellowship (Arthritis Australia) (2018). The authors wish to thank Nike for providing the running sandals and Vasyli Medical for providing the foot orthoses. The authors declare that the results of the study are presented clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.