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An investigation to assess ankle mobility in healthy individuals from the application of multi-component compression bandages and compression hosiery

Atkin, Leanne, Stephenson, John, Parfitt, Grace, Reel, Sarah, Ousey, Karen and Fallon, Brandon (2016) An investigation to assess ankle mobility in healthy individuals from the application of multi-component compression bandages and compression hosiery. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 9. p. 18. ISSN 1757-1146

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Abstract

Background An investigation was undertaken to compare the effect of multi-component compression bandages and compression hosiery kits on individuals’ range of ankle motion whilst wearing typical and medical footwear, and barefoot. Methods A convenience sample of 30 healthy individuals recruited from the staff and student population at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Plantarflexion/dorsiflexion range of ankle motion (ROAM) was measured in participants over 6 steps in every combination of typical, medical and no footwear; and multi-component bandages, compression hosiery and no garments. Results Controlling for age, gender and garments, the use of typical footwear was associated with a mean increase in ROAM of 2.54° at best estimate compared with barefoot; the use of medical footwear was associated with a mean decrease in ROAM of 1.12° at best estimate compared with barefoot. Controlling for age, gender and footwear, the use of bandaging was associated with a mean decrease in ROAM of 2.51° at best estimate compared with no garments. Controlling for age, gender and footwear, the use of hosiery was not associated with a significant change in ROAM compared with no garments. Conclusions Bandages appear to restrict ROAM more than hosiery when used in conjunction with a variety of footwear types.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Elizabeth Boulton
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 15:44
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 18:18
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/28735

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