Rocker profiles

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Abstract

With rocker profiles the biomechanics of gait can be altered. Proximally placed forefoot rockers can reduce the forces on the Achilles tendon and when combined with a stiff foot plate, strain on the plantar fascia can be reduced. These proximal rockers can also reduce the pressure at the Metatarsal Phalengeal (MTP) region. By adjusting the apex and rocker angle and rocker radius, plantar pressure and Achilles tendon and plantar fascia force reduction can be individually optimized. Rocker profiles can also reduce the ankle joint motion during the heel- and ankle rocker and, combined with a stiff foot plate, rocker profiles can eliminate the motion in the MTP-joints
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPedorthic footwear
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment and treatment
EditorsKlaas Postema, Karl-Heinz Scott, Dennis Janisse, Gerardus M Rommers
Chapter16
Pages225-231
Number of pages578
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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