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Spine kinematics and trunk muscle activity using unstable footwear

This study from researchers at the University of Salzburg in Austria that looked at spinal alignment and muscle activity of selected muscles in the back while standing in typical shoes…

Rocker Bottom Shoes and Falls Risk in Those With Diabetes

Those with diabetes mellitus have an increased risk for falls. This is mostly due to the development of peripheral neuropathy which reduces the sensory input from the plantar surface of…

Toning shoes for plantar fasciitis?

A study published in Clinical Biomechanics (online Sept 2012) looked at pain levels in people aged 40-65 with plantar fasciitis. Using a visual analogue pain scale, they compared the use…

Rocker sole shoes improved symptoms of intermittent claudication

Intermittent claudication is the name given to the symptoms that occur, usually in the calf muscle, in those with poor circulation. It occurs after walking a set distance because the…