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Mahsa Hassani Afshar
01-26-2005, 09:15 PM
Hi all,


I think it?s better if I describe a little bit about my project.

I?m going to have a look at the effect of foot orthotics on patellofemoral
pain patients. I hope to use the rsscan system to examine foot functioning
(forefoot, midfoot and rear foot inv/eversion or pronation/supination).
I hope then to relate the foot functioning to tibia/femur kinematics and
possibly to EMG in order to examine why these individuals may have patellafemoral
pain and then to what effect orthotic wear has on them.

Presently I have to find out about foot functioning with and without orthotics.
Unfortunately I haven?t found any literature that shows foot functioning
assessment with pressure plates (rsscan) or insole pressure systems. I have
found lots of literatures that have used markers for this assessment (relation
between the tibia and foot movements). However, I hope to use an insole
pressure system as it is unreasonable to measure foot functioning with a
motion analysis system when wearing shoes. I was wondering if you are aware
of any literature that has examined foot functioning using either a pressure
plate or insole pressure system. I realise that rsscan can give a measure
of inv/ever and pronation /supination, but do you know if these measures
have ever been evaluated against a more accepted measure (foot kinematics
from a motion analysis system). Any help you may be able to offer would
be most appreciated.
regards
Mahsa

Mahsa Hassani Afshar
Postgraduate Student
Centre for Sport Science and Health
Dublin City University
Tel: 01 7008470
Fax: 01 7008888

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