SMR – Chronic Ankle Instability Center of Pressure During Gait

Post from SMR reviewing an article on center of pressure during gait for patients with persistent ankle problems.  Primary take home point is alteration of center of pressure of the foot during gait in the persistent problem group.  This requires us to be vigilant when observing foot position during rehabilitation and gait, restoring dynamic foot control and the almighty adaptable tripod.

On a side note concerning rehab and training in general, leaning toward using barefoot or minimal footwear on hard surfaces might be useful for detecting and correcting this issue.  Cushy footwear or using a soft balance device too soon could hide the change in center of pressure during treatment, creating a gap in our evaluation.


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