The quantitative effect of an orthotic intervention on gait, particularly 3-dimensional walking gait kinematics, has always produced inconsistent results largely due to the foot model, participants and orthoses used in the intervention.
Recent studies using multisegment foot models, revealed differences in gait kinematics in the joints distal to the calcaneus, among participants with different foot postures.
Hence in order to better understand the mechanical effects of orthotic intervention, it becomes important to study its impact on participants with abnormal foot posture.
Cobb et al. sought to examine the effect of a 2-week foot-orthosis (FO) intervention on multisegment medial foot kinematics during walking in people with low-mobile foot posture.
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