Foot Orthoses in the Prevention of Injury in Initial Military Training A Randomized Controlled Trial
Andrew Franklyn-Miller, Cassie Wilson, James Bilzon, Paul McCrory
American Journal of Sports Medicine | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND: Overuse lower limb injury is common in incidence and morbidity. Many risk factors, gait related and biomechanical, have been identified, although little conclusive evidence has been found in terms of injury prevention to date. HYPOTHESIS: Orthoses, as produced by proprietary software interpretation of plantar pressures, are able to reduce injury rates in an "at risk" military population. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS: Four hundred military officer trainees were assessed by means of pressure plate recording of their contact foot pressures during walking. Participants were risk assessed and randomized to receive or not receive customized o..View full abstract
One or more authors has declared a potential conflict of interest: Surgeon Commander Andrew Franklyn-Miller has received a fellowship grant from RSscan Lab Ltd to cover the costs of submitting this research as a PhD, including the loan of testing equipment. RSscan Lab Ltd and RSscan International had no input into study design, results analysis, data interpretation, or the decision on whether to publish.