View Full Version : Re: a question about foot function

01-27-2005, 02:11 AM
Dear Mahsa,

I don't have a very thorough knowledge in the area but
I am aware of collaborative work going on between the
Oxford Gait Laboratory, the University of Oxford and
the Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome.
They're developing a paediatric foot model using
Claudia Giacomozzi's compound design (a pressure plate
on a force plate) as well as motion analysis and other

Their paper, which compares plantar pressure data with
force plate data and stereophotogrammetric data, is
still in press but it is already available online at

J.A. Stebbins, M.E. Harrington, C. Giacomozzi, N.
Thompson, A. Zavatsky and T.N. Theologis. Assessment
of sub-division of plantar pressure measurement in
children Gait & Posture, (In Press).

Hope that helps,
Sian Lawson

Dr Sian E M Jenkins Lawson
Biomécanique et Pathologie Locomotrice de Cheval
Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort
7, Avenue du Général de Gaulle
94704 Maisons-Alfort cedex FRANCE
Tel : 01 43 96 72 49
Fax : 01 43 96 31 62
Email: sian@equinemechanics.com
Web: http://www.equinemechanics.com

--- Mahsa Hassani Afshar
> 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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