Efficacy and effectiveness of a balance-enhancing insole.

  title={Efficacy and effectiveness of a balance-enhancing insole.},
  author={Stephen D. Perry and Alison Radtke and William E. McIlroy and Geoff Fernie and Brian E. Maki},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={63 6},
BACKGROUND Age-related loss of foot-sole cutaneous sensation is very common and is associated with impaired balance control. This study investigated the effect of a balance-enhancing insole (designed to facilitate foot-sole sensation) on lateral gait stability and evaluated its effectiveness in daily life. METHODS Forty community-dwelling older adults (age 65-75) with moderate loss of foot-sole sensation (unrelated to neuropathy) were fitted with the same model of walking shoes. Half of the… CONTINUE READING


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