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Handbook of Human Motion

pp 1-15

Date: Latest Version

Functional Effects of Foot Orthoses

  • Christopher NesterAffiliated withSchool of Health Sciences, University of Salford Email author 


This chapter considers how foot orthoses affect the various aspects of foot biomechanics, from the loads applied to the sole of the foot and how this load is transmitted through plantar soft tissues, through to the effects on joint moments and movement. The importance of understanding how footwear influences the effect of foot orthoses and whether we know which aspects of foot biomechanics change in relation to particular clinical cases is also covered.


Orthotic insoles Footwear interaction Plantar pressure Foot kinematics