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Prefab v Prefab with extra design feature trial on specific symptom cohort

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by markjohconley, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member


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    In my limited reading I have only read of trials which compared the efficacy of prefabricated orthoses and 'modified Root' orthoses (to control flat 'sham orthoses').
    Has there been any trials in which the prefabricated o's effect were compared with modified prefabricated o's effect, where a particular design feature was incorporated for a specific symptom, on that symptom?
     
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    That is the big problem with translating foot orthotic research into clinical practices, specifically with prefabricated designs; none have done that... I will be blogging about that issue at some stage with the next month or so.
     
  3. William Fowler

    William Fowler Active Member

    Most studies that I recall reading on custom made orthotics was not much use as the custom made devices were so generic, they were not really customs
     
  4. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    That will be the point of my blog post when I get to it. The prescriptions used in custom made devices in studies are so generic and because of processes that are compromised at orthotic labs, they are generally not shaped any better than a prefabricated device.
     
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