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Happy Feet Insoles

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Catfoot, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Catfoot

    Catfoot Well-Known Member

  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    That entire article is plagiarized from the New York Times, which we had a thread on. They running huge risk of litigation over illegally reproducing the NY Times content without permission.

    I have had several pieces of my work plagiarized on other websites and this sort of thing really pisses me off ... so I am off to tip off the NY Times.... they deserve to get what will be coming there way.
     
  3. David Wedemeyer

    David Wedemeyer Well-Known Member

    On the Happy Feet website that they claim success in treating a variety of common foot disorders that we treat with CFO's. Many of us are familiar with fluid filled insoles, we had some discussion a few years back with one of these companies and his representations about the product were ludicrous.

    They are misrepresenting a lot of research here, the diabetic section alone should be reported to the FDA. Clinical Study 1 reports a "Some participants were documented to have increased circulation in the lower extremities as much as 115%". Incredible.

    The persons named on the study are a retired thoracic surgeon, an ultrasonographer and the 3rd party's credentials are unlisted. Happy Feet funded the study, no surprise there.

    Clinical Study 2 is just as Craig commented plagiarism. It is also not a study but an opinion piece with a prominent researcher quoted out-of-context and does nothing to prove their claims that happy Feet are anything unique nor effective.

    It is actually a straw-man argument, the likes of which we see from almost all of those who wish to sell their own little miracles and have nothing substantial to base it upon.
     
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