Journal article

The immediate effects of foot orthoses on functional performance in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome

CJ Barton, HB Menz, KM Crossley

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) often results in reduced functional performance. There is growing evidence for the use of foot orthoses to treat this multifactorial condition. In this study, the immediate effects of foot orthoses on functional performance and the association of foot posture and footwear with improvements in function were evaluated. METHODS: Fifty-two individuals with PFPS (18-35 years) were prescribed prefabricated foot orthoses (Vasyli Pro; Vasyli International, Labrador, Australia). Functional outcome measures evaluated included the change in (1) pain and (2) ease of a single-leg squat on a five-point Likert scale, and change in the number of (3) pain-free s..

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Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge Vasyli International for providing the prefabricated foot orthoses used in this study. HBM is currently an NHMRC research fellow (Clinical Career Development Award, ID: 433049).