Evolution of foot orthotics--part 2: research reshapes long-standing theory.

@article{Ball2002EvolutionOF,
  title={Evolution of foot orthotics--part 2: research reshapes long-standing theory.},
  author={Kevin Arthur Ball and Margaret J Afheldt},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={125-34}
}
OBJECTIVE To challenge casual understanding of the causal mechanisms of foot orthotics. Although the classic orthotic paradigm of Merton L. Root and his colleagues is often acknowledged, the research attempting to explain and validate these mechanisms is far less clear in its appraisal. DATA SOURCES Studies evaluating the relationship of foot type (medial arch height) and use of foot orthoses to the motions of the foot and ankle were compared and contrasted. A search was conducted to evaluate… CONTINUE READING

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