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Practitioner differences in foot orthoses

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. NewsBot

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    Effects of foot orthoses: How important is the practitioner?
    Chevalier TL, Chockalingam N.
    Gait Posture. 2011 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Yes it is, but the answer contains too much science and physics for some. :deadhorse:
  3. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    Apparently you are a bit too much "science for science sake" Simon

    I must see if I can get a copy of an article written in the BAPOmag(Prosthetic and Orthotic publication) about the Summer school.

    Meant to PM you about that one

  4. Already read it, hence the post above. Kevin linked to it in the summer school thread. Never let science get in the way of a bit of enthusiasm and superstition (not), and you can quote me on that. The author of the summer school review might want to ask the question: why is a medial heel skive angled at 15 degrees? Like I said, I ain't feeling the love right now, and need to walk away.
  5. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    If you avail yourself of previous BAPOmags and some of the "research" printed in it, you might start to understand why it was a little too much science for some.

    Orthotists aren't all like that..........alright I'll give you that most are, just not me
  6. I know some very smart orthotists, to list a few other than you: Declan Sweeney, Dave Kingston, Simon Dickinson. I guess if the person in the audience thought I was "talking science for science sake", I failed to bring the work down to her level. So, ultimately I have failed her, rather than she not being smart enough to understand what it was I was talking about. Like I said, never mind. I'm a man in his mid-life wondering why I bother. Off-topic, I digress, my sincere apologies for wasting peoples time and money. Got my dog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2M6yV6mueg
  7. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    I suppose one would argue that the purpose of something like the summer school is to offer something for everyone.

    There is little point in every speaker starting at basics because it will then only appeal to those at that level. My point being that the profession needs people to be taking it to the next level for the sake of people like me who are not dynamic enough to do the thinking for themselves. I can read the basics of biomechanics in a text book. I pay my money to go to summer school to learn the latest from the best, which I did

    I'm glad you bother and I'll wager I'm not the only one

  8. Athol Thomson

    Athol Thomson Active Member

    Good post Robin! I totally Agree :good:
  9. Anyway, back to the study... this just supports the contention that trying to study custom foot orthoses as we would perform a trial of a new drug is really just pissing in the wind. And why? Because the kinetic effects of the devices applied within the study was not standardised. Why was that? That'll be because the surface topography, load/ deformation characteristics and frictional characteristics were not constant across trials.But that'd just be being too scientific about this "scientific" study- right? Actually, its a nice study because it shows us the wrongs in the current science.
  10. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Whilst I couldn`t attend the Summer School this year, I still agree with Robin here. I`m glad that Simon, Kevin, Craig et al bother to post their expert bio mechanical insights here VOLUNTARILY. Thanks guys:drinks
  11. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Oh no! We don't do it for free ... we have sinister. clandestine and ulterior motives for doing it,.Just ask Dennis ;)

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