3-4 days free worldwide delivery

Soft-Tissue Movement at the Foot During the Stance Phase of Walking

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics April 03, 2017

Abstracts

The purpose of this study was to characterise the soft-tissue movement of the foot-ankle complex by measuring intermarker distance changes between markers attached on the foot-ankle complex during level walking and quiet standing.

Seven healthy young adults participated in the study; all of the participants were free of previous lower-limb injuries.

Nine spherical markers were placed on each individual’s left foot to define three functional regions of the foot: hindfoot (calcaneal region), midfoot (navicular region) and forefoot (first to fifth metatarsals).

To capture the foot markers, a six-camera motion analysis system was used to sample data at 120Hz; there were two trials of double-limb quiet standing and five trials of walking at a self-selected pace.


Offer your Patients a Custom Calibrated Insole with a 98% Patient Satisfaction Rate     know more


To characterise the soft-tissue movement of the foot-ankle complex, the relative changes in the intermarker distances were calculated with respect to the baseline distances measured during quiet standing with an optoelectronic skin-based motion capture system for tracking marker positions of the three foot segments – hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot – during the early, middle and late stance periods of level walking.

The three discrete stance periods showed different magnitudes of soft-tissue movement characterised by shortening the intermarker distances in the foot regions during walking.

The early stance periods showed the greatest changes in intermarker distances among the three foot regions, followed by late stance and midstance.

Soft-tissue movement was found in the forefoot region characterised by shortened distances, specifically during early (breaking) stance and late (propulsion) stance.

In the hindfoot region, soft-tissue movement was characterised by shortened and elongated distances during the early and late stance periods, respectively.

The findings of the study provide a feasible and accessible measurement for assessing soft-tissue movement in the foot when skin-based motion markers are used.

Copyright 2017 MASS4D® All rights reserved. 


Offer your Patients a Custom Calibrated Insole with a 98% Patient Satisfaction Rate     know more


References:

  1. Chen S.J, Mukul M., Chou L.S. (2011) Soft-Tissue Movement at the Foot During the Stance Phase of Walking. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association: January/February 2011, Vol. 101, No. 1, pp. 25-34

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Clinicians Blog

Abstracts
The Relationship Among Foot Posture, Core and Lower Extremity Muscle Function, and Postural Stability

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics July 15, 2018

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among core and lower extremity muscle function, foot posture, body mass index (BMI), and postural stability using foot-posture measures with moderate to high intra-tester and inter-tester reliability, and a postural-stability measure that considers both centre of pressure (COP) position and velocity.

Read More

Abstracts
Neurodevelopment in Preschool Idiopathic Toe-walkers

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics July 10, 2018

This study was conducted to identify neurodevelopmental characteristics in a group of preschool toe-walkers, and comparing these to a control group of healthy individuals.

Read More

Abstracts
Effects of wearing functional foot orthotic on pelvic angle among college students in their 20s with flatfoot

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics July 01, 2018

This study examined the impact of wearing functional foot orthotics (FFOs) on the pelvic angle among young adults who have flat feet, using a VICON Motion System device.

Read More