Saturday, May 21, 2022

Gait Society Website Content Update

John Brinkmann

Dear List Members,

New content has been posted to the Gait Society Networking site. The latest Journal Club article describes a study regarding AFOs and balance:

Cakar, E., Durmus, O., Tekin, L., Dincer, U., Kiralp, MZ. (2010) The ankle-foot orthosis improves balance and reduces fall risk of chronic spastic hemiparetic patients. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 46:363-8.

Shane Wurdeman (Scientific Liason) has added a great summary and review on the site to start the discussion. “This article addresses the effect of a posterior leaf spring AFO on balance. The study recruited 25 chronic post-stroke long duration hemiparetic patients for testing. They utilized the Biodex balance system and the Berg Balance Test. The Biodex balance system is a platform that the individual stands on and has various test while the center of pressure is recorded on the platform, similar to the more common Neurocom balance master. The Berg Balance Test is a clinically friendly balance assessment through various standing/sitting movements where the individual receives a score based on performance. For those not familiar, you can find a copy of the test here:

Berg Balance Test

Download article here:AFO_improves_balance.pdf

Please consider logging on to the site and participating in the discussion. Registration is required to access the site. The Academy allows participation on the site for a limited time prior to requiring Academy or Society membership. If you have questions about Society and/or web site membership, please feel free to contact me directly.

John Brinkmann, CPO, LPO, FAAOP
Gait Society Chair

ROCKFORD ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES RESTRICTED This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender via e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message.


Get unlimited access!

Join EDGE ADVANTAGE and unlock The O&P EDGE's vast library of archived content.


Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.

The O&P EDGE Magazine
Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?