Altering gait by way of stimulation of the plantar surface of the foot: the immediate effect of wearing textured insoles in older fallers

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/224594
Title:
Altering gait by way of stimulation of the plantar surface of the foot: the immediate effect of wearing textured insoles in older fallers
Authors:
Hatton, A. L. (Anna); Dixon, J. (John); Rome, K. (Keith); Newton, J. L. (Julia); Martin, D. J. (Denis)
Citation:
Hatton, A.L., Dixon, J., Rome, K., Newton, J.L., Martin D. (2012) 'Altering gait by way of stimulation of the plantar surface of the foot: the immediate effect of wearing textured insoles in older fallers', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5(1), 11 [Online]
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
Journal of foot and ankle research
Issue Date:
30-Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/224594
DOI:
10.1186/1757-1146-5-11
PubMed ID:
22546376
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that textured insoles can alter gait and standing balance by way of enhanced plantar tactile stimulation. However, to date, this has not been explored in older people at risk of falling. This study investigated the immediate effect of wearing textured insoles on gait and double-limb standing balance in older fallers.; Methods: Thirty older adults >65 years (21 women, mean [SD] age 79.0 [7.1]), with self-reported history of [greater than or equal to]2 falls in the previous year, conducted tests of level-ground walking over 10 m (GAITRite system), and double-limb standing with eyes open and eyes closed over 30 seconds (Kistler force platform) under two conditions: wearing textured insoles (intervention) and smooth (control) insoles in their usual footwear.; Results: Wearing textured insoles caused significantly lower gait velocity (P = 0.02), step length (P = 0.04) and stride length (P = 0.03) compared with wearing smooth insoles. No significant differences were found in any of the balance parameters (P > 0.05).; Conclusions: A textured insole worn by older adults with a history of falls significantly lowers gait velocity, step length and stride length, suggesting that this population may not have an immediate benefit from this type of intervention. The effects of prolonged wear remain to be investigated.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
textured insoles; gait; double-limb standing
ISSN:
1757-1146
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 18/05/2012].
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 18/05/2012]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHatton, A. L. (Anna)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDixon, J. (John)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRome, K. (Keith)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNewton, J. L. (Julia)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartin, D. J. (Denis)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-18T11:38:51Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-18T11:38:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-30-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of foot and ankle research; 5 (1): 11en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-1146-
dc.identifier.pmid22546376-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1757-1146-5-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/224594-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that textured insoles can alter gait and standing balance by way of enhanced plantar tactile stimulation. However, to date, this has not been explored in older people at risk of falling. This study investigated the immediate effect of wearing textured insoles on gait and double-limb standing balance in older fallers.en_GB
dc.description.abstractMethods: Thirty older adults >65 years (21 women, mean [SD] age 79.0 [7.1]), with self-reported history of [greater than or equal to]2 falls in the previous year, conducted tests of level-ground walking over 10 m (GAITRite system), and double-limb standing with eyes open and eyes closed over 30 seconds (Kistler force platform) under two conditions: wearing textured insoles (intervention) and smooth (control) insoles in their usual footwear.en_GB
dc.description.abstractResults: Wearing textured insoles caused significantly lower gait velocity (P = 0.02), step length (P = 0.04) and stride length (P = 0.03) compared with wearing smooth insoles. No significant differences were found in any of the balance parameters (P > 0.05).en_GB
dc.description.abstractConclusions: A textured insole worn by older adults with a history of falls significantly lowers gait velocity, step length and stride length, suggesting that this population may not have an immediate benefit from this type of intervention. The effects of prolonged wear remain to be investigated.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_GB
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 18/05/2012].en_GB
dc.subjecttextured insolesen_GB
dc.subjectgaiten_GB
dc.subjectdouble-limb standingen_GB
dc.titleAltering gait by way of stimulation of the plantar surface of the foot: the immediate effect of wearing textured insoles in older fallersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of foot and ankle researchen_GB
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 18/05/2012]en_GB
or.citation.harvardHatton, A.L., Dixon, J., Rome, K., Newton, J.L., Martin D. (2012) 'Altering gait by way of stimulation of the plantar surface of the foot: the immediate effect of wearing textured insoles in older fallers', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5(1), 11 [Online]en_GB

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