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Prevention of Lower Limb Overuse Injuries in Naval Recruits

LaTrobe University (Oct. 2017) - Daniel R. Bonanno, George S. Murley, Shannon E. Munteanu, Karl B. Landorf, and Hylton B. Menz, Bonanno DR, et al. Br J Sports Med 2017;0:1–6

Foot orthoses are frequently used for the prevention of lower limb overuse injuries but evidence for their effectiveness is limited. The primary aim of this study is to determine if prefabricated foot orthoses reduce the incidence of lower limb overuse injuries in naval recruits undertaking 11 weeks of basic training. Lower limb overuse injuries are common in people who participate in regular physical activity. In 2015, a sample size of 306 participants are required to provide 80% power to detect a clinically worthwhile difference of a 50% reduction in injury with the use of Formthotics orthotics. 

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