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J Phys Ther Sci. 2013 Oct;25(10):1353-6. doi: 10.1589/jpts.25.1353. Epub 2013 Nov 20.

Effect of different insoles on postural balance: a systematic review.

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Rehabilitation Sciences, Universidade Nove de Julho, Brazil.

Abstract

[Purpose] The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review of the literature on the effect of different insoles on postural balance. [Subjects and Methods] A systematic review was conducted of four databases. The papers retrieved were evaluated based on the following inclusion criteria: 1) design: controlled clinical trial; 2) intervention: insole; 3) outcome: change in static postural balance; and 4) year of publication: 2005 to 2012. [Results] Twelve controlled trials were found comparing the effects of different insoles on postural balance. The papers had methodological quality scores of 3 or 4 on the PEDro scale. [Conclusion] Insoles have benefits that favor better postural balance and control.

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Foot; Postural balance; Proprioception

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