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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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.
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Elizabeth Boulton|
|Date Deposited:||27 Jun 2016 15:44|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2016 18:18|
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