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Pressure and pain In Systemic sclerosis/Scleroderma - an evaluation of a simple intervention (PISCES): randomised controlled trial protocol

Begonya Alcacer-Pitarch, Maya H Buch, Janine Gray, Christopher P Denton, Ariane Herrick, Nuria Navarro-Coy, Howard Collier, Lorraine Loughrey, Sue Pavitt, Heidi J Siddle, Jonathan Wright, Philip S Helliwell (+2 others)
2012 BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders  
A pilot project conducted in preparation for this trial confirmed the previous reports of foot related impairment and reduced foot function in people with SSc and demonstrated a link to mechanical etiologies  ...  Todate there have been no formal studies of interventions directed at the foot problems experienced by people with Systemic Sclerosis.  ...  Through the Clinical Studies Group the funder provided advice on aspects of trial design but has no involvement in the collection, analysis, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript;  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-11 pmid:22309847 pmcid:PMC3395828 fatcat:yudf5erkzje65knseqnzukewfy

Influence of Different Footwear on Force of Landing During Running

Roy TH Cheung, Gabriel YF Ng
2008 Physical Therapy  
This finding has implications for injury prevention with footwear selection for recreational runners who have more than 6 degrees of foot pronation.  ...  The plantar force on the medial foot structures increased with mileage of running with neutral shoes but not with motion control shoes.  ...  Ethical approval was obtained from the Human Subjects Ethics Subcommittee of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  ... 
doi:10.2522/ptj.20060323 pmid:18276937 fatcat:qvbu4haccbd3flshdph2ltdx7e

The effects of everyday concurrent tasks on overground minimum toe clearance and gait parameters

Brian W. Schulz, John D. Lloyd, William E. Lee
2010 Gait & Posture  
This paper presents a new method of calculating 3D overground MTC that accounts for flooring variations and utilizes hundreds of points on each shoe.  ...  Over half of falls during walking result from a trip, and these are likely to begin when the foot contacts the ground at the point of minimum toe clearance (MTC) during the swing phase where the foot most  ...  Research Enhancement Award Program (E2964F) and Patient Safety Center of Inquiry (Tampa, FL).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2010.02.013 pmid:20363138 pmcid:PMC5375120 fatcat:ohqugg4s2bbmdk3imtsjvcbqdm

Assessment of gait parameters and physical function in patients with advanced cancer participating in a 12‐week exercise and nutrition programme: A controlled clinical trial

Kristin Schink, Heiko Gaßner, Dejan Reljic, Hans J. Herrmann, Wolfgang Kemmler, Raphaela Schwappacher, Julia Meyer, Björn M. Eskofier, Jürgen Winkler, Markus F. Neurath, Jochen Klucken, Yurdagül Zopf
2019 European Journal of Cancer Care  
We tested the effect of a combined exercise and nutrition programme on gait parameters of advanced-stage cancer patients using a novel wearable gait analysis system.  ...  Gait is a sensitive marker for functional declines commonly seen in patients treated for advanced cancer.  ...  The flowchart shows the number of eligible and allocated patients, patients who dropped out during study course with dropout reasons and the number of patients who were available for analysis of changes  ... 
doi:10.1111/ecc.13199 pmid:31829481 fatcat:chcpeakgczc7vln77bksb5zr7y


2011 Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology  
It may have the relieving effect for clients with pes planus and it can be a reference for rehabilitation clinicians while treating the above-mentioned subjects.  ...  Subjects walked at a pre-determined set speed with varied step width (5 cm, 10 cm, and 20 cm) for three trials at each step width.  ...  A 96 steps/min cadence was chosen in accordance with previous studies and pilot studies. 18 According to the study of Owings et al., the mean step width is 10 cm for subjects including 18 young adults  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0219519411004319 fatcat:ylhvopd4hraixcckoueibnuuhy

Barefoot Running

Allison R. Altman, Irene S. Davis
2012 Current sports medicine reports  
Studies have shown a reduction in injuries to shod forefoot strikers as compared with rearfoot strikers.  ...  Clearly more research is needed, and areas for future study are suggested.  ...  All procedures performed by the authors were in accordance with ethical practices suggested by the American College of Sports Medicine.  ... 
doi:10.1249/jsr.0b013e31826c9bb9 pmid:22965347 fatcat:vga2toj7ifba7mslb4hzfs72m4

Postural and Kynematic effect of a new custom-made foot insole called "Prodynamic" in a cohort of patients affected by extrapiramidal disease

Maurizio Falso, Matilde Grillo, Anna Righetti, Franco Lopa, Lisa Rocco, Emanuela Facchi
2019 Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation  
patients of our study were therefore entrusted 4 foot-insoles, of which 2 synthetic and 2 carbon-kevlar custom-made foot-insoles called PRODYNAMIC; at the end of this step, patients started with our integrated  ...  Methods : A sample of 8 patients (mean age of 82.6), of whom 4 affected by Parkinson's disease (P) and 4 by Parkinsonism (PS) were recruited for the aim of this study.  ...  [21] , observed in their pilot study how the continuous use of textured insoles for one week bene its plantar sensation and gait in patients with PD.  ... 
doi:10.29328/journal.jnpr.1001027 fatcat:7lp2vq3tjjf2jledltmh2t7mva

ESM 2010 Abstracts

2011 Clinical Biomechanics  
H133P020012), Kessler Foundation; New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FOOT STRUCTURE IS RELATED TO FOOT FUNCTION Rajshree Mootanah (1), Jinsup Song (2), Sherry Backus (3), Jonathan Deland (3), Phillip Demp (2), Benjamin Heilman (3), Mark Lenhoff (3),  ...  PATIENTS AND METHOD For our study 8 patients presenting a hallux valgus deformity on one foot or both feet, who were registered for corrective foot surgery out with our hospital, were enrolled.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2011.05.009 fatcat:grwll6kxmzc27ahiweuqfxd2qq

A Pilot Study to Validate a Wearable Inertial Sensor for Gait Assessment in Older Adults with Falls

Guillermo García-Villamil, Marta Neira-Álvarez, Elisabet Huertas-Hoyas, Antonio Ramón-Jiménez, Cristina Rodríguez-Sánchez
2021 Sensors  
A cross-sectional case–control study was conducted with 21 participants (11 fallers and 10 non-fallers).  ...  We aimed to develop a walking-monitor gait pattern (G-STRIDE) for older adults based on a 6-axis inertial measurement (IMU) with the application of pedestrian dead reckoning algorithms and tested its structural  ...  Acknowledgments: We thank all the participants of the study for their collaboration, time, and dedication for the benefit of the development of the prototype.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21134334 pmid:34202786 fatcat:zq2kjxnfrbexhjhfozmwmlclby

Clinical application of a modular ankle robot for stroke rehabilitation

Larry W Forrester, Anindo Roy, Ronald N Goodman, Jeremy Rietschel, Joseph E Barton, Hermano Igo Krebs, Richard F Macko
2013 NeuroRehabilitation (Reading, MA)  
Pilot studies using seated visuomotor anklebot training with chronic patients are reviewed, along with results from initial efforts to evaluate the anklebot's utility as a clinical tool for assessing intrinsic  ...  Major advances have been made with upper extremity robotics, which have been tested for efficacy in multi-site trials across the subacute and chronic phases of stroke.  ...  A double-arm pilot study was conducted with these same chronic stroke (ST) survivors and an equal number of age-and gendermatched healthy (HC) subjects to determine the effects of a single session of seated  ... 
doi:10.3233/nre-130931 pmid:23949045 pmcid:PMC4617677 fatcat:w6ti3u6hqrdvvnroexaja63yjy


Lyneil C J Mitchell, Kevin R Ford, Stephen Minning, Gregory D Myer, Robert E Mangine, Timothy E Hewett
2008 North American journal of sports physical therapy  
This study suggests no effect of foot and ankle biomechanics exists on the landing mechanics of female soccer players.  ...  Data from previous retrospective studies suggest an effect of abnormal foot and ankle biomechanics on pathology at the knee, including the ACL.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge funding support from National Institutes of Health Grant R01-AR049735 and the women's soccer teams  ... 
pmid:20379384 pmcid:PMC2850544 fatcat:pvqifxnqm5binpsvbiojsjml2i


Yue Ma, Xinyu Wu, Jingang Yi, Can Wang, Chunjie Chen
2019 International Journal of Robotics and Automation  
The study of lower extremity exoskeleton robots has been pursued for many years and is now receiving significant attention.  ...  A number of review articles have focused on describing the mechanical design of exoskeleton robots, their control methods, human-exoskeleton robot interfaces, and so on.  ...  [169] have designed a single leg version of the HAL to enhance the quality of life for patients with hemiplegia.  ... 
doi:10.2316/j.2019.206-0193 fatcat:6qfm7qr2zzaonkkyfxrcs33fry

ESMAC Abstracts 2004

2004 Gait & Posture  
A reliable technique for the assessment criteria for aspects of posture.  ...  The children exhibited a forward positioning of the abdomen and frequently a downward inclination of the neck with the head inclined upward.  ...  References Acknowledgement This study is a fraction of grant nr. 3 PO5D 020 23 supported by State Committee for Scientific Research in Poland.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2004.06.001 fatcat:ags3kpkwgbdnxo2xsot7zj6c6e

Increased symmetry of lower-limb amputees walking with concurrent bilateral vibrotactile feedback

E. Martini, I. Cesini, J. D'Abbraccio, G. Arnetoli, S. Doronzio, A. Giffone, B. Meoni, C. M. Oddo, N. Vitiello, S. Crea
2020 IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering  
Overall, the results of this pilot study confirm the potential utility of sensory feedback devices to positively influence gait parameters when used in supervised settings.  ...  Future studies shall clarify more precisely the training modalities and the targets of rehabilitation programs with such devices.  ...  Nicola Vitiello is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as a Business Development and Innovation Advisor, Simona Crea is a Scientific Advisor.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsre.2020.3034521 pmid:33125331 fatcat:eggjucpznrhurbqhn3fma3qggi

Evaluating the Performance of Balance Physiotherapy Exercises Using a Sensory Platform: The Basis for a Persuasive Balance Rehabilitation Virtual Coaching System

Vassilios D. Tsakanikas, Dimitrios Gatsios, Dimitrios Dimopoulos, Athanasios Pardalis, Marousa Pavlou, Matthew B. Liston, Dimitrios I. Fotiadis
2020 Frontiers in Digital Health  
This paper introduces a novel system for managing balance disorders in a home environment using a virtual coach for guidance, instruction, and inducement.  ...  A set of proof of concept validation studies has been deployed, aiming to assess the accuracy of the different components for the sub-modules of the motion capture and assessment module.  ...  Aiming to verify the aforementioned rationale, a pre-pilot study with five subjects was conducted.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fdgth.2020.545885 pmid:34713032 pmcid:PMC8521876 fatcat:6lr5m3nnn5hdhosycdlrmfuquq
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