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 overu...
Perrott, M.A. et al. (2012). Development of Clinical Rating Criteria for Tests of Lumbopelvic Stability. Rehabilitation Research and Practice; Vol 2012 Article ID 803637.
Preventing Falls for the Elderly
Research and presentation by Professor Hylton Menz, LaTrobe University
Falls in older people are a major public health problem, with 1 in 3 people aged 65 and over falling each year. It is well recognised that falls result from the interaction between environmental hazards and physiological risk factors, such as impaire...
Why the knee is involved in a quarter of all cycling overuse injuries
Ruby, P., Hull, ML., et.al. (1992). The Effect of Lower Limb Knee Anatomy on Knee Loads during Seated Cycling. Journal of Biomechanics Vol 255, No 10.
Although this is an older study it is no less interesting in its attempt to explain the reasons behind the knee being involved approximately a quarter of all cycling overuse injuries. While this study hypothesised that knee joint loads are associated...
Peak forces to the pedal are reduced with increased cycling cadence
Sanderson, D., Hennig, E., et.al. (2000). The influence of Cadence and Power on Force Application and In-shoe Pressure Distribution during Cycling by Competitive and Recreational Cyclists. Journal of Sports Science, 18, 173-181.
This 29 subject strong study covers a lot of ground by manipulating various power and cadence output measures to determine changes in force application and plantar pressure in both competitive and recreational cyclists. The discussion points provide ...
Effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to prevent falls in community dwelling older people with disabling foot pain
Spink, M.J, Menz, H.B, Fotoohabadi MR, Wee, E., Landorf, KB Hill, K.D. & Lord, S.R. (2010)
Formthotics are shown to be a valuable component in a multifaceted falls prevention programme for older adults. Being a multifaceted randomised control trial, where the sample group received a number of interventions, including Formthotics, it is dif...
Unipedal Stance Test with Eyes Open and Closed
Springer, B.A. et al. (2014). Normative Values for the Unipedal Stance Test with Eyes Open and Closed. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy; Vol 30(1:07), p 8-15
Over half of all cyclists experience foot pain with cycling
Uden, H., Jones, S., et.al. (2012). Foot Pain and Cycling: a survey of frequency, type, location, associations and amelioration of foot pain. Journal of Science and Cycling Vol 1, No 2.
397 non-stationary bike, adult, regular participation cyclists were electronically surveyed for this clinically significant and interesting study. The results showed that over half of the participants experienced foot pain with cycling; 61% of these ...