Risk of patella femoral joint injury can be reduced with wedged foot orthoses in cycling shoes
Gregersen, CS., et.al. (2006). How changing the inversion/eversion foot angle affects the non-driving intersegmental knee moments and the relative activation of the vastii muscles in cycling. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.
It has been commonly believed that common overuse knee injuries (such as patella femoral syndrome) in cycling are largely due to muscle imbalances. This study aimed to quantify the relationship between knee moments (varus/valgus and internal/external...
Star Excursion Balance Test
Gribble, P.A. et al. (2012). Using the Star Excursion Balance Test to Assess Dynamic Postural-Control Deficits and Outcomes in Lower Extremity Injury: A Literature and Systematic Review. Journal of Athletic Training; 47(3), p 339-357.
Effect of Orthoses on Changes in Neuromuscular Control and Aerobic Cost of a 1 hour Run
Kelly, L.A., Girard, O. & Aspetar, S,R. Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, QATAR Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol 43
Formthotics reduce plantar flexor fatigue during treadmill running. This study showed that treadmill running for 1 hour in shoes fitted with Formthotics resulted in an altered neuromuscular control of running and partly protects from fatigue induced ...
Formthotics are effective in neuro-motor rehabilitation
Kiruma Hiruma (Teikyo-University), Kayo Babano (Osaka International University). Effects of in-shoe thermoformed orthotic devices on static and dynamic balance.
This study shows that Formthotics create significant improvements in both static and dynamic postural stability and most surprising, it also showed that after 6 weeks of using Formthotics the subjects' balance was improved even if they were not stand...
Formthotics treat Plantar Fasciitis
Landorf, K. & Keenan, M. (2006). Effectiveness of Foot Orthoses to Treat Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Trial. Arch Intern Med; 166:1305-1310.
Formthotics™ improve function and decrease symptoms in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. In this robust randomised control trial Formthotics™ were found to be to be a useful modality in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Formthotics™proved to...
Formthotics might be as effective as prescribed customised foot orthoses
Landorf, K., Keenan, AM & Rushworth, L. (2001). Foot Orthosis Prescription Habits of Australian and New Zealand Podiatric Physicians. J AM Podiatr Med Assoc 91(4): 174-183.
This study compared the orthotic prescription habuts of Australian and New Zealand Podiatrists. It was found that New Zealand Podiatrists were three times more likely to prescribe 'prefabricated foot orthoses' than their Australian colleagues who had...
Formthotics decrease back pain and lower limb injury
Larsen, K., Weidich, F., and Leboeuf-Yde, C. (2002). Can custom-made biomechanic shoe orthoses prevent problems in the back and lower extremities? A randomized, controlled intervention trial of 146 military conscripts. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.25:5.p. 326-330.
Formthotics decrease incidence of back pain by 20% and lower limb injury by 10% in military recruits. In this Danish randomised contol trial it was shown that thermoformed Formthotics may prevent back and lower extremity problems in military recruits...
Do foot orthoses change lower limb muscle activity in ﬂat-arched feet towards a pattern observed in normal-arched feet?
Murley, et al. Clin. Biomech (2010), doi:10.1016
Modified Formthotics influence lower limb muscle activity in flat arched feet. In this study, participants underwent rigorous protocol for classifying foot posture and were screened for their suitability (flat-footedness) for the study. They were the...
Perrott, M.A. et al. (2012). Development of Clinical Rating Criteria for Tests of Lumbopelvic Stability. Rehabilitation Research and Practice; Vol 2012 Article ID 803637.
Preventing Falls for the Elderly
Research and presentation by Professor Hylton Menz, LaTrobe University
Falls in older people are a major public health problem, with 1 in 3 people aged 65 and over falling each year. It is well recognised that falls result from the interaction between environmental hazards and physiological risk factors, such as impaire...