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Slacklining in Lower Extremity Rehabilitation

Slacklining in Lower Extremity Rehabilitation

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics March 11, 2018

  • Postural stability is imperative to maintain balance or equilibrium throughout the performance of daily tasks and activities. This could serve as one of the many goals of active rehabilitation programmes that are designed to help individuals regain optimal lower limb functionality and mobility.

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Preventing Postsurgical Hallux Valgus Recurrences with Plantar Pressure Assessment

Preventing Postsurgical Hallux Valgus Recurrences with Plantar Pressure Assessment

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics February 11, 2018

Alterations in forefoot kinematics found in the presence of a hallux valgus deformity make it essential to assess plantar pressure distribution both preoperatively and following a reconstructive procedure.

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A Biomechanical Analysis of Skateboarding Injuries

A Biomechanical Analysis of Skateboarding Injuries

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics February 04, 2018

Skateboarding is a popular recreational activity that involves the use of skateboards to navigate through challenging obstacles that are constructed in the form of elaborate ramps and other skate structures.

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MASS4D® for Rearfoot Control

MASS4D® Insoles for Rearfoot Control

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics November 12, 2017

Pathomechanical changes to rearfoot kinematics, resulting from structural or functional deformities of the foot, can cause considerable alterations in ambulation due to irregularities in biomechanical coordination.

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Postoperative Rehabilitative Care For Hallux Valgus

Postoperative Rehabilitative Care For Hallux Valgus

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 13, 2017

Designing rehabilitative programmes for a patient following a corrective first metatarsal osteotomy involves the consideration of changes to physiological gait patterns caused by alteration to the angular values of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint.

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Biomechanical Inefficiencies in Post Polio Patients

Biomechanical Inefficiencies in Post Polio Patients

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics July 05, 2017

Gait modifications and disabilities are common in survivors of the infectious disease poliomyelitis; the calf muscles and stability of the ankle and knee are the most frequently compromised in the lower extremity of these individuals.

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The Effects of Smoking on the Lower Limbs

The Effects of Smoking on the Lower Limbs

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 04, 2017

The large-scale consumption of tobacco causes an increase in smoking-related mortality; the World Health Organization reports that tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year

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Collagen and Flexible Flat Feet

Collagen and Flexible Flat Feet

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics May 10, 2017

Collagen refers to fibrous, triple helical glycoproteins that represent the building blocks of several structures of the body such as the skin, tendons, cartilage and the bones.

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Postural Disorders in Adolescents

Postural Disorders in Adolescents

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics May 07, 2017

Habitual patterns of adolescents such as standing stance while using a smartphone or sitting posture while watching television for long hours need to be addressed to inculcate positive behaviour that would not hinder normal structural growth.

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Recuperation from Lower Limb Injuries for Dancers

Recuperation from Lower Limb Injuries for Dancers

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics April 09, 2017

The athleticism of dancing involves the performance of complex manoeuvres, footwork combinations and intricate body movements; this places an intense level of demand on the musculoskeletal system and can predispose a dancer to a number of pathologies and/or conditions.

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Fall Risks in the Elderly

Prevention and Assessment of Fall Risks in the Elderly

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics April 02, 2017

Fall-related injuries continue to pose a significant health risk for older adults in terms of physical disability, diminished quality of life, increased hospitalisation costs and in severe cases, death.

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Orthotic Therapy for the Pes Cavus Foot

Orthotic Therapy for the Pes Cavus Foot

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics March 22, 2017

A cavus foot deformity refers to an abnormally elevated medial arch which is marked by a varus hindfoot, high calcaneal pitch, high-pitched midfoot and a plantar flexed-adducted forefoot.

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The Role of the Transverse Arch

The Role of the Transverse Arch

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics March 22, 2017

The transverse arch of the foot follows the coronal plane and is composed of the bases of five metatarsal heads, three cuneiforms and the cuboid.

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Ground Reaction Forces on Gait

The Effect of Ground Reaction Forces on Gait

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics March 15, 2017

The estimation and evaluation of ground reaction forces can have significant implications in the biomechanical analysis procedure, especially while determining a pathological gait.

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Foot Biomechanics As A Component of Stroke Rehab

Foot Biomechanics As A Component of Stroke Rehab

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics March 05, 2017

The symptomatology of a blockage or disruption in the flow of oxygenated blood and nutrients to the brain may include complications in gait such as impaired mobility and a loss in balance control.

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The Abductor Digiti Minimi Muscle

The Abductor Digiti Minimi Muscle

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics March 01, 2017

The origin of the abductor digiti minimi muscle involves both, the medial and lateral processes of the posterior calcaneal tuberosity in addition to the plantar aponeurosis and the septum.

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Configuration of the Plantar Fascia

Configuration of the Plantar Fascia

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics February 26, 2017

Although the term ‘aponeurosis’ is often used to describe the structure of the plantar fascia, this only takes into consideration the unilateral arrangement of the type I collagen fibres while disregarding the multidirectional arrangement of the fibres in its configuration.

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Pregnancy Effects on Foot

Gait Alterations During Pregnancy And Its Implications In Foot Health Care

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics February 19, 2017

Gait alterations occur as a result of postural adaptations undertaken by the body to accommodate the increase in body mass during pregnancy. This includes changes in the alignment of the musculoskeletal system and an anterior displacement of the centre of gravity.

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Optimal Plantar Pressure Displacement

The Importance of Optimal Plantar Pressure Displacement

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics February 01, 2017

Plantar pressure distribution is considered a significant indicator of various foot pathologies as it provides valuable information regarding gait kinematics and ground reaction forces acting on the foot.

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Risk of Knee Injuries in Women

Women’s Predisposition to Lower Limb Injuries

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics January 29, 2017

Physiological variations between men and women can be considered as predictive factors for the risk of lower limb pathologies; a number of studies have been published to determine the extent to which women are more susceptible to certain injuries than their male counterparts.

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