Pocket Podiatry: Footwear and Foot Orthoses

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jun 29, 2010 - Medical - 256 pages
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Footwear and Foot Orthoses provides students and clinicians with a guide to the information they require to underpin their clinical decision making. Pocket Podiatry provides all the essential information for a modern Podiatric practice. Examination and diagnosis, aetiology, prognosis and management are provided in a practical and informative manner. With its clarity and portability, students will find the Pocket Podiatry series an invaluable companion to their studies, whilst practitioners will appreciate its clinical orientation and concise format.

  • Relevant – focuses on key information
  • Convenient – handy sized volumes can easily be carried in coat pocket
  • Practical – Core theory and a maximum of clinical emphasis
  • Accessible – user-friendly format with summaries and helpful tips
  • Specialist – written specifically for Podiatrists by true experts
  • Clear – full colour design throughout


A new series of pocketbooks specifically written for podiatry students and practitioners that answers all your questions on the main areas of study and practice, in handy, affordable, full colour volumes specially designed for quick reference and ease of access.
 

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Contents

Introduction
The foot as a complex structure
Terminology for movement and position of the foot
Motion at the ankle and subtalar joint
Motion at midtarsal and forefoot joints
Medial arch of the foot
The foot and lower limb in gait
Summary
Footwear styles
Manufacture of footwear
Summary
Chapter Contents
Introduction
Assessment of the patients footwear history of usage and preferences
Footwear as an aid to diagnosis wear marks
Assessing foot size

Chapter contents
The aging foot structure and mobility
Impact of diabetes on foot structure foot pressure and gait
Impact of rheumatoid arthritis on foot structure foot pressure and gait
Summary
Review questions
Chapter contents
Introduction
Design of foot orthoses
Biomechanical objectives of foot orthoses
Foot orthoses for medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee
Foot orthoses for the at risk foot
Evidence base for foot orthoses
Review questions
Chapter contents
Introduction
Origins and evolution of footwear design
The social role of footwear
Body image and footwear
Summary
Review questions
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Introduction
Materials used in footwear construction
Assessing footwear fit
Summary
Chapter contents
Introduction
Specialist therapeutic footwear
Clinical decision making for footwear choices
Footwear fitting
Heel height
Controlling foot motion with footwear
Footwear suitability assessment tools
Summary
Chapter contents
Footwear and rheumatoid arthritis
Footwear for patients with diabetes
Footwear for the older person
Summary
Review questions
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Managing use issues with specialist footwear
Resources for the practitioner and patient
General footwear advice
Summary
Review questions

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