Challenging the foundations of the clinical model of foot function: Further evidence that the root model assessments fail to appropriately classify foot function
from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
The Root model of normal and abnormal foot function remains the basis for clinical foot orthotic practice globally. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between foot deformities and kinematic compensations that are the foundations of the model. A convenience sample of 140 were screened and 100 symptom free participants aged 18-45 years were invited to participate. The static biomechanical assessment described by the Root model was used to identify five foot deformities.
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