Effect of foot orthoses on lower limb muscle activation: A critical review

Hatton, Anna Lucy, Dixon, John, Rome, Keith and Martin, Denis (2008) Effect of foot orthoses on lower limb muscle activation: A critical review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 13 4: 280-293. doi:10.1179/174328808X252037


Author Hatton, Anna Lucy
Dixon, John
Rome, Keith
Martin, Denis
Title Effect of foot orthoses on lower limb muscle activation: A critical review
Journal name Physical Therapy Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1083-3196
1743-288X
Publication date 2008-08
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1179/174328808X252037
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 280
End page 293
Total pages 14
Place of publication Leeds, W. Yorks., United Kingdom
Publisher Maney Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Foot orthoses can be a valuable component of musculoskeletal rehabilitation, improving lower limb alignment, controlling motion and providing shock absorbency. Recent evidence suggests foot orthoses may also have a significant effect on lower limb muscle activation in young, healthy adults. This review examines the evidence for changes in muscle activation patterns when wearing orthoses, and explores the proposed mechanisms by which foot orthoses may bring about changes in lower limb muscle activity. Based on the current results it is proposed that different mechanisms may occur by which orthoses affect muscle activity, due to their differing construction and design.
Keyword Muscle activity
EMG
Lower limbs
Electromyography
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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