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Lower Limb Injuries in Soldiers: Feasibility of Reduction Through Implementation of a Novel Orthotic Screening Protocol

Baxter, M., Baycroft, C. & Baxter, G.D. (2011) Military medicine,176, 3:291.

Formthotics reduce injury risk in pre- screened military recruits.

In this New Zealand based study 102 military recruits were screened by foot type and functional testing to ascertain those that could benefit from dual density Formthotic intervention. As 10% of the regular force personnel suffer from one of the identified injuries every month the potential to be able to reduce this by screening and intervention is extremely relevant. The results showed that injury counts and risk was greatly reduced at the three month mark for those in the Formthotics group across almost all injury types’ studied.