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Reliability of STJ Axis Palpation Technique

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

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    Intratest Reliability in Determining the Subtalar Joint Axis Using the Palpation Technique Described by K. Kirby
    Joris De Schepper, Ken Van Alsenoy, Johan Rijckaert, Sophie De Mits, Tom Lootens, Philip Roosen
    JAPMA March/April 2012 vol. 102 no. 2 122-129
     
  2. efuller

    efuller MVP

    That an absolute value was repeatable within a tester is really good news. An absolute value across individual testers is not as important as the different testers ranking from most medially deviated to most laterally deviated. If the ranking is the same is across testers then the test will be helpful in that the most medially positioned STJ axis feet will get medial heel skives and the average position axis feet will not.

    Eric
     
  3. What is more important, yet not reported here, is that the researchers carried out a validation study. Why they chose to report the reliability study rather than the validation study is beyond me... but there you go.

    Ken, why did you report the reliability study rather than the validation study?
     
  4. Kenva

    Kenva Active Member

    This had everything to do with the project funding and timing. We got a one year project where we had to choose between validity testing and reliability testing. We also wanted to build a supination resistance testing device. The idea was to be able to get an extension the year after to work on the validation. This got bounced, so I took this one up in my Master dissertation Project at QMU. Things could have gone much faster, but the research was basically to fundamental according to the university college guidelines. I'm working now to get my MSc study published so we can get a report on the validity as well as the reliability. The validation I did now was an exploratory study using 3 cadaver specimens.

    Have a look at the presentation I gave last week at the Belgian Podiatry conference. this is what i'm trying to get submitted at JAPMA in the upcoming weeks.
     
  5. Kenva

    Kenva Active Member

    Here are the You Tube shots from the research project.

     
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  6. phil

    phil Active Member

    I'm glad you guys do this stuff. Seeing that cadaver is very disturbing!

    Phil
     
  7. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

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    The Subtalar Joint Axis Palpation Technique—Part 1.
    Ken K. Van Alsenoy, Joris De Schepper, Derek Santos, Evie E. Vereecke, and Kristiaan D'Août
    Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association: May 2014, Vol. 104, No. 3, pp. 238-246.
     
  8. Ken, Joris, Derek, Evie and Kristiaan:

    Thank you very much for such a fine paper.:drinks:drinks:drinks
     
  9. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

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    The Subtalar Joint Axis Palpation Technique: Part 2 - Results on reliability and validity using cadaver feet.
    Ken K. Van Alsenoy, Krisiaan D'Août, Evie Vereecke, Joris De Schepper, and Derek Santos
    Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association In-Press.
     
  10. Kenva

    Kenva Active Member

    You are very welcome!
    One question remaining in this line for me is how this determined line via palpation is related to gait/the stand phase. Assuming it would be the location around midstance …

    Cheers
    Ken
     
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