H. Hillstrom

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The basic premise central to the diagnosis and treatment of most mechanogenic foot and ankle pathologies is that a given foot will display a characteristic function depending on the biomechanical alignment of the hindfoot and forefoot. However, the effects of foot type on an individual's ability to perform comfortable cadence locomotion have not been(More)
BACKGROUND The purposes of this study were 1) to determine the intrarater and interrater reliability of the arch height index measurement system device, 2) to establish population normative values for the arch height index in recreational runners, and 3) to compare arch height index values between the right and left feet and between genders. METHODS(More)
Foot structure is typically evaluated using static clinical and radiographic measures. To date, the literature is devoid of a correlation between rearfoot frontal plane radiographic parameters and clinical measures of alignment. In a repeated-measures study comparing radiographic and clinical rearfoot alignment in 24 healthy subjects, radiographic angular(More)
The distributed vertical ground reaction forces were determined for a normative population and contrasted with data from subjects with flat feet. Nineteen asymptomatic subjects, 11 with a neutrally aligned foot type (normal arch) and 8 with a pes planus foot type (low arch), were studied as they walked barefoot across a pressure plate. The pressure plate(More)
BACKGROUND Arch structure is known to vary widely. However, it may be linked to intrinsic factors such as gender, age, and lateral dominance. Understanding the association between these factors and arch structure may be useful in understanding injury biases that exist between individuals with different foot types. METHODS The foot structure of 145(More)
Multi-center clinical trials incorporating shoulder kinematics are currently uncommon. The absence of repeatability and limits of agreement (LoA) studies between different centers employing different motion analysis protocols has led to a lack dataset compatibility. Therefore, the aim of this work was to determine the repeatability and LoA between two(More)
BACKGROUND Hallux valgus (HV), a common structural foot deformity, can cause foot pain and lead to limited mobility. The purpose of this study was to evaluate differences in plantar pressure and force during gait by HV status in a large population-based cohort of men and women. METHODS A trained examiner performed a validated physical examination on(More)
BACKGROUND Medial tibial stress syndrome is a common overuse injury in weightbearing, physically active individuals and in athletes. Most research associated with this condition is primarily based on static foot and lower-extremity measurements. METHODS A cross-sectional design was used to assess a set of static and dynamic measurements to determine which(More)
Gross discrepancy and error regarding the identification and location of the peroneal tubercle have been found in the literature. Furthermore, the authors found no evidence of a repeatable measurement technique in applicable descriptions of this osteologic landmark. In accordance with interrater reliability procedures, the authors established repeatability(More)
BACKGROUND Differences in foot structure are thought to be associated with differences in foot function during movement. Many foot pathologies are of a biomechanical nature and often associated with foot type. Fundamental to the understanding of foot pathomechanics is the question: do different foot types have distinctly different structure and function? (More)