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  1. Short Foot Exercise

    Is the short foot exercise a panacea for all that ails the foot?

    Is the short foot exercise a panacea for all that ails the foot?
    If you believed some of the propaganda and rhetoric, then the short foot exercise (or its variants) are a panacea for all that does ails the foot, especially a lower medial longitudinal arch. Firstly, not one outcome study has been done, so we have no idea. Secondly, anyone recommending a 'one-size-fits-all' approach to anything is ...well, you know what I want to say.

    What is the Short Foot...
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  2. Best Advice for Shoes for Children

    What advice should parents be given for the fitting of footwear for children.

    I caused a bit of a stir when I blogged about the evidence underpinning the advice given to parents on shoes for children here, especially in the context of there being $'s involved being given to the organization giving the advice. Responses were interesting, many missing the point.

    Should the advice to parents be:
    1) Firm heel counter, flexible at the...
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  3. The abductory twist is a common observation seen during a gait analysis and I have blogged about this here.

    We have had several thread here at Podiatry Arena on it:
    Abductory Twist
    Biomechanics of abductory twist...
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  4. Supination Resistance

    About the clinical test for supination resistance

    Supination resistance is a concept that I have been championing for a very long time. This blog post was probably the most comprehensive piece that I have written on it. There is not a lot of point in re-litigating all those issues again here, so I recommend you read it.

    The supination resistance test is not new. Kevin...
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  5. Severs Disease Treatment from the...

    What I learnt about Severs disease as a parent

    I have treated a lot of Sever's Disease cases over the years. I taught students at LaTrobe University about it for years. I have followed all the research on it and all the threads on it here at Podiatry Arena. I talked to and asked questions of those who have done their PhD's on Sever's disease. I used to believe that I knew a lot about it.... that was until I was the parent of a child who developed it!

    Reflecting...
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  6. Quality of Life in those with...

    What is the Quality of Life in those with Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Podiatry Arena has a number of thread related to the quality of life in those with a diabetic foot ulcer.

    This thread has lots of posts:
    Quality of life in those with diabetic foot ulcers

    These ones are also worth checking out:
    Feelings of...
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