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Short foot exercise vs foot orthotics for flat feet

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Dec 3, 2016.

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  1. NewsBot

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    The effects of short foot exercises and arch
    support insoles on improvement in the medial
    longitudinal arch and dynamic balance of
    flexible flatfoot patients

    Eun-Kyung Kim, PT, PhD, Jin Seop Kim, PT, PhD
    J. Phys. Ther. Sci. 28: 3136–3139, 2016
     
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  3. Craig Payne

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    Multiple comparisons using t-test with a Bonferroni adjustment
    Within groups rather than between groups analysis
    No idea how many randomised to each group (only 14 subjects in both groups!)
    The "orthotics" sucked.
    Fail. Next.
     
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    Comparing the efficacy of exercise, internal and external shoe modification in pes planus: A clinical and pedobarographic study.
    Taspinar O et al
    J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2017;30(2):255-263. doi: 10.3233/BMR-150399.
     
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    Comparison of Subjects with and without Pes Planus during Short Foot Exercises by Measuring Muscular Activities of Ankle and Navicular Drop Height
    ( Du-jin Park ) , ( Se-yeon Park )
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    A Study on The Effects of Short Foot Exercise on Medial Longitudinal Arch and Balance
    in the Foot and Efficient Application: Literature Review

    Ryong Hwang, Young-Jun Choi
    https://www.ksep-es.org/upload/pdf/es-27-4-252.pdf
     
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    Effects of Short-Foot Exercises on Foot Posture, Pain, Disability and Plantar Pressure in Pes Planus.
    Unver B, Erdem EU, Akbas E.
    J Sport Rehabil. 2019 Mar 12:1-16
     
  8. Craig Payne

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    Why do so many ruin what good have been a good study with a crap analysis.

    "Navicular drop, Foot Posture Index, pain, and disability scores were significantly decreased, maximum plantar force of midfoot was significantly increased in short-foot exercises group over six weeks (p<0.05). No significant differences were determined between the baseline and the sixth week outcomes in control group (p>0.05)."

    They did a within groups analysis rather than a between groups analysis. Also multiple comparisons. next.
     
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  9. retropod

    retropod Member

    Risking derision...One group of participants benefited from the short foot exercises. Isn't that a good thing?
     
  10. Craig Payne

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    The problem is that we do not know if they really did or not. They did the wrong type of analysis, so we do not know if that was really the case or not.
     
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    If we agree that the analysis was inappropriate, then how did the work get published in a reputable journal? Is it the reader who must constantly be on top of the research method, analysis and reporting in order to sift the wheat from the chaff?
     
  12. Craig Payne

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    No idea why; sloppy peer review and editorial review.
    The wrong analysis is very obvious.
     
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    Fall Prevention by Short-Foot Exercise in Diabetic Patients
    Tudpor Kukiat, Traithip Wallapa
    Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - An International Journal
     
  14. terigreen

    terigreen Active Member

    Very interesting article. We really never had much success with exercises to treat plantar fasciitis or flexible flatfoot. Most patients did not perform the exercises or stretch their arch or Achilles enough to make a difference. We found that a posterior night splint made the most difference short term and long term a heat moldable orthotic long term.
    Thanks again for a good read.
     
  15. Stanley

    Stanley Well-Known Member

    Here is a cast of my son's feet after a year of foot exercises using a non commercial foot exerciser. Jaden2-1-19LowPixel.jpg
     
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    Effects of the Short Foot Exercise with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation on Navicular Height in Flexible Flatfoot: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Juntip Namsawang et al
    June 28, 2019.
     
  17. Dieter Fellner

    Dieter Fellner Well-Known Member

    What's your point with the picture of casts?
     
  18. Stanley

    Stanley Well-Known Member

    Just to show the muscular development.
     
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    Effects of plantar intrinsic foot muscle strengthening exercise on static and dynamic foot kinematics: A pilot randomized controlled single-blind trial in individuals with pes planus
    KazunoriOkamuraaKengoFukudabcSadaakiOkiaTakeyaOnoaSatoshiTanakaaShusakuKanaia
    Gait & Posture; 29 September 2019
     
  20. scotfoot

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    Effects of plantar intrinsic foot muscle strengthening exercise on static and dynamic foot kinematics: A pilot randomized controlled single-blind trial in individuals with pes planus
    KazunoriOkamuraaKengoFukudabcSadaakiOkiaTakeyaOnoaSatoshiTanakaaShusakuKanaia
    Gait & Posture; 29 September 2019



    Re the above and the strengthening method used , if this does not convince you that the short foot exercise is not a good exercise for the intrinsic foot muscles, then nothing will . ( Unless you accept that toe flexors flex the toes and thus allow the ball of the foot to lift clear of the deck during the exercise. )

    Training sessions , direct electrical stimulation , lights going on and off . Good grief !

    Can't believe I felt the need to say that , " toe flexors flex the toes " .

    If Janda believed that ,with his exercise , the intrinsic toe flexors could be strengthened without toe pressure being exerted on the ground , then he got it wrong . Get over it !
     
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