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01-12-2011 | Research | Uitgave 1/2011 Open Access

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 1/2011

Relationship between static foot posture and foot mobility

Tijdschrift:
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research > Uitgave 1/2011
Auteurs:
Mark W Cornwall, Thomas G McPoil
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Electronic supplementary material

The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1757-1146-4-4) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.
Mark W Cornwall contributed equally to this work.

Competing interests

The authors have applied for a patent on the device used to quantify foot posture and mobility.

Authors' contributions

MWC and TGM conceived of the study, and participated in its design and coordination and helped to draft the manuscript. TGM carried out the data collection. MWC performed the statistical analysis. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Abstract

Background

It is not uncommon for a person's foot posture and/or mobility to be assessed during a clinical examination. The exact relationship, however, between static posture and mobility is not known.

Objective

The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of association between static foot posture and mobility.

Method

The static foot posture and foot mobility of 203 healthy individuals was assessed and then analyzed to determine if low arched or "pronated" feet are more mobile than high arched or "supinated" feet.

Results

The study demonstrated that those individuals with a lower standing dorsal arch height and/or a wider standing midfoot width had greater mobility in their foot. In addition, those individuals with higher Foot Posture Index (FPI) values demonstrated greater mobility and those with lower FPI values demonstrated less mobility. Finally, the amount of foot mobility that an individual has can be predicted reasonably well using either a 3 or 4 variable linear regression model.

Conclusions

Because of the relationship between static foot posture and mobility, it is recommended that both be assessed as part of a comprehensive evaluation of a individual with foot problems.

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