Screening for laterally deviated plantar pressure during stance using the Cumberland ankle instability tool and anthropometric measures
journal contributionposted on 18.12.2020, 12:01 by Zoe BamberZoe Bamber, Patrick WheelerPatrick Wheeler, Xin He, Samuel Ling, Patrick Yung, Daniel FongDaniel Fong
This study developed a method that predicts laterally deviated plantar pressure during stance by lower limb anthropometrics and self-reported ability to stop an ankle which has started to roll over. Thirty-two males ran on a treadmill for 2 minutes at 11km/h. Foot pressure data were collected by a pressure insole system for classifying the participants as medial or lateral strikers. Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool score, Tegner Activity Scale score, foot arch height, active and passive ankle and knee range of motion, bi-malleolar width, foot length, foot width and calf circumference were measured. Binary logistic regressions were performed to produce a model which estimated if an individual showed laterally deviated foot pressure during stance. The model utilised the score of Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool Question 8, active and passive knee joint external rotation, height, body mass and bimalleolar width (explained variance of 47.3%, p = 0.037), producing a sensitivity of 71.4% and a specificity of 54.5%. A validation trial on another 15 runners reported a 73.3% accuracy in prediction if they are medial or lateral strikes.
International Society for Biomechanics in Sports
- Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences