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Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine

  • Matthew B. Werd
  • E. Leslie Knight
  • Paul R. Langer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Fundamentals of Athletic Footwear and Orthoses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steven I. Subotnick
      Pages 3-17
    3. Kevin A. Kirby
      Pages 19-40
    4. Tim Dutra, Mark Razzante
      Pages 41-54
    5. David Levine
      Pages 67-74
    6. Josh White, Arnie Davis
      Pages 75-90
    7. Doug H. Richie Jr.
      Pages 91-105
    8. Matthew B. Werd
      Pages 107-114
    9. David M. Davidson
      Pages 115-120
    10. Matthew B. Werd
      Pages 121-126
    11. Douglas H. Richie Jr.
      Pages 145-164
    12. Matthew B. Werd, E. Leslie Knight
      Pages 165-177
  3. Running Footwear

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. David W. Jenkins
      Pages 181-221
    3. Kirk Herring
      Pages 223-256
    4. Amol Saxena
      Pages 257-260

About this book


Now in a revised and expanded second edition, including an expanded section on running footwear and additional sports-specific recommendations, this updated, practical resource provides a concise and logical approach to prescribing footwear that will maximize performance and minimize injury in athletes. From fundamentals — including athletic foot types, basic biomechanics and gait evaluation — to step-by-step guidance through assessment and prescription of shoes, socks, lacing, inserts, and orthoses, this book is both comprehensive and easily accessible. A new section has been added to cover the array of different considerations for running footwear (barefoot, minimalist, maximalist), as well as new sport-specific recommendations. As in the previous edition, referral, coding and billing are also addressed. Photographs and drawings clearly illustrate key concepts, and wherever relevant, the authors have incorporated evidence-based medicine. 

By presenting new and updated essential information in a user-friendly format, Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine, Second Edition will prove to be invaluable for sports medicine physicians, podiatrists, orthopedists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.


Ankle orthoses Athletic footwear Athletic orthoses Athletic socks Durable medical equipment Foot orthoses Gait analysis Insoles Orthodigital devices Pediatric footwear Running footwear Shoe evaluation Sports-specific footwear

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew B. Werd
    • 1
  • E. Leslie Knight
    • 2
  • Paul R. Langer
    • 3
  1. 1.American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine Chief of Podiatric Surgery, Lakeland Regional Health Medical CenterFlorida Southern College Foot and Ankle AssociatesLakelandUSA
  2. 2.LakelandUSA
  3. 3.Adjunct Clinical FacultyUniversity of Minnesota Medical SchoolMinneapolisUSA

About the editors

Matthew B. Werd, DPM, Past President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle Associates, Lakeland, FL, USA

E. Leslie Knight, PhD, ISC Division of Wellness, Lakeland, FL, USA

Paul Langer, DPM, President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Twin Cities Orthopedics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine
  • Editors Matthew B. Werd
    E. Leslie Knight
    Paul R. Langer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-52134-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-52136-7
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIX, 491
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sports Medicine
    Primary Care Medicine
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