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Res Q Exerc Sport. 2009 Dec;80(4):702-9.

One- or two-legged standing: what is the more suitable protocol to assess the postural effects of the rigid ankle orthosis?

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University of Savoy, Le Bourget du Lac, France. patrice.rougier@univ-savoie.fr

Abstract

To highlight the capacity of one- and two-legged standing protocols when assessing postural behavior induced by a rigid ankle orthosis, 14 healthy individuals stood upright barefoot and wore either an elastic stocking on the preferred leg or a rigid orthosis with or without additional taping in one- or two-legged (TL) conditions. Traditional center-of pressure (CP) measures were evaluated for the total two-feet resultant CP and under the feet (plantar CP). Focusing on the plantar CP displacements under the leg fitted with the various orthoses demonstrated particular postural behaviors for traditional parameters with main effects along the mediolateral axis. Only the TL protocol showed the limiting effects of the rigid shells on the inversion-eversion movements in healthy individuals.

PMID:
20025111
DOI:
10.1080/02701367.2009.10599611
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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