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1- Master of Science Orthoses and Prostheses, University of Rehabilitation Sciences and Social Health, Tehran, Iran. , bagherian.najme72@gmail.com
2- Phd of Orthoses and Prostheses, Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Prosthetics, University of Rehabilitation Sciences and Social Health, Tehran, Iran.
3- Phd of Orthoses and Prostheses, University of Rehabilitation Sciences and Social Health, Tehran, Iran.
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Objective: The aim of present study was to investigate the effect of toe only rocker with an angle of 10 and 15 degrees on the distribution of plantar pressure in healthy elderly people. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the plantar pressure of the foot and to remove excessive pressure from different parts of the plantar surface of the foot in order to maintain the independence and function of the elderly and prevent possible injuries they face.
Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial, 35 healthy elderly men and women (15 males and 20 females) with mean and standard deviation age (65.2 ±4.37) years were randomly selected from healthy subjects 60 years old and above without any lower limb deformity, and also without orthopedic and neurological diseases. The participants of this study had ability to walk without assistance. Three types of shoes were used including traditional shoes as a control shoe, shoes with a toe only rocker angle of 10 degree and shoes with a toe only rocker angle of 15 degree The maximum pressure of foot in eight anatomical areas were measured with using a Pedar system Repeated measures ANOVA were used for data analysis.
Results: The results showed that there was not statistically significant on pressure distribution (p> 0.05), force (p> 0.05) and contact surface (p> 0.05) in the eight anatomical regions of the plantar of the foot when using toe only rocker shoes 10 degree and 15 degree compared to control shoe (without rockers).
Conclusion: It seems that the use of these interventions do not reduce or increase the distribution of plantar pressure, force and contact surface in the plantar of the foot. In certain cases, our study supports the prescribing the intervention without fear of changing the distribution of plantar pressure and causing pain and ulcers in the elderly.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ergonomics
Received: 2021/10/04 | Accepted: 2022/02/06

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