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Stable or unstable?

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Ian Linane, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member


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    At the society conerence I was pleased to get a couple of minutes of Craig's time (thanks) out of which arose some discussion on a couple of things. Thought it might be useful to open them up here if people want. They are in fact related issues:

    1. [Moved this point here: Value of gait analysis ]

    2. Following on from a previous recent thread is the issue of stability and it came out in the conversation. Many pts seem to like the effect of devices as they "feel" more stable. Are our patients right, or: Do we aim to create stability, alter inapproprriate instabilty, replace once type of instability for another?

    Thanks
    Ian
     
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  2. admin

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    Re: Stable or unstable or ?

    Ian - I split your topic into two threads, so we don't end up with two lines of discussion.

    I think Ian is refering to this comment in the thread on MBTs and windlass mechanism :
     
  3. Re: Stable or unstable or ?

    Ian:

    Before we pursue the goal of learning whether foot orthoses cause "stability", we must first come to an agreement as to what "stability" means. Here is what my computer dictionary says about "stability":

    Ian, what is your definition of "stability" relative to the effect of foot orthoses?
     
  4. Re: Stable or unstable or ?

    Stability is not very good if you want to move, e.g. walk, run, jump, hop, skip etc etc :dizzy:
     
  5. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    Re: Stable or unstable or ?

    I guess it all comes down to how you want to define the word 'stable' --- I guess you define it how you want to define it. .....maybe in the context of what we are talking about, its the wrong word to use.

    The concept that led to what I posted in the Windlass and MBT thread was that maybe we do need period of instability due to the training effect that this affords (ie improving balance; using muscles differently to their everyday use) .... but like any sort of training it needs to be in moderation; graduated etc etc.

    Based on the way SImon would define it, we need it to move ...
     
  6. Paulo Silva

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  7. Paulo Silva

    Paulo Silva Active Member

    Re: Stable or unstable or ?

    BioMechanics
    August 2007

     
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    Not sure if this is relevant, but this patent was filed in 2004 and was granted last week:

    Corrective shoe sole structures using a contour greater than the theoretically ideal stability plane
    Link to patent
     
  9. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

    Re: Stable or unstable or ?

    Hi

    Kevin K. - My apologies, I have not ignored your earlier request on this thread and will reply but for various reasons been unable to.

    Thought this bit from the background detail on the patent would have stirred some debate if it had been posted here.

    Ian
    (That's 204 posts now!!!)

     
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    How do I say this in the right language regarding the above...? Horse manure!!
     
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  11. Iain Johnston

    Iain Johnston Active Member

    whomever came up with that research need his head read,
    real back to the caveman stuff
     
  12. efuller

    efuller MVP

    Re: Stable or unstable or ?

    At least there is some substance in horse manure. All that had was the smell. How can you say nothing in that many paragraphs?
     
  13. DaVinci

    DaVinci Well-Known Member

    Re: Stable or unstable or ?

    I have followed a few of the links to some of the patents posted here and they obviously written by lawyers and say nothing!
     
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