Resting foot posture and its effects on gait kinematics

An investigation of the kinematics between pes cavus, planus and normal feet using a multi-segment foot model

Historically, therapists have attributed the variations in foot posture as contributing factors to the development of lower limb pathology. The authors of the present study sought to investigate the kinematic differences between patients with normal, pes planus and pes cavus feet to better understand their role in injury progression. Overall, they found that the cavus population displayed less motion during initial contact and midstance whereas the planus feet demonstrated reduced rearfoot ROM during pre-swing.


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