Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine

  • Matthew B. Werd
  • E. Leslie Knight
  • Paul R. Langer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Fundamentals of Athletic Footwear and Orthoses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steven I. Subotnick
      Pages 3-17
    3. Kevin A. Kirby
      Pages 19-40
    4. Tim Dutra, Mark Razzante
      Pages 41-54
    5. David Levine
      Pages 67-74
    6. Josh White, Arnie Davis
      Pages 75-90
    7. Doug H. Richie Jr.
      Pages 91-105
    8. Matthew B. Werd
      Pages 107-114
    9. David M. Davidson
      Pages 115-120
    10. Matthew B. Werd
      Pages 121-126
    11. Douglas H. Richie Jr.
      Pages 145-164
    12. Matthew B. Werd, E. Leslie Knight
      Pages 165-177
  3. Running Footwear

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. David W. Jenkins
      Pages 181-221
    3. Kirk Herring
      Pages 223-256
    4. Amol Saxena
      Pages 257-260
    5. Brian W. Fullem
      Pages 261-264
  4. Sport-Specific Athletic Footwear and Orthoses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Jonathan Blum
      Pages 271-283
    3. Alex Kor
      Pages 285-292
    4. Paul R. Langer
      Pages 293-313
    5. Bruce Williams, Lowell Weil Jr.
      Pages 329-339
    6. R. Neil Humble
      Pages 341-358
    7. Jeffrey A. Ross
      Pages 359-366
    8. Paul R. Langer
      Pages 367-380
    9. James M. Losito
      Pages 381-387
    10. Jeffrey A. Ross
      Pages 389-396
    11. Lisa M. Schoene
      Pages 397-414
    12. Tim Dutra, Mark Razzante
      Pages 415-419
    13. Robert M. Conenello
      Pages 421-429
  5. Special Populations and Athletic Footwear

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 431-431
    2. Mark Cucuzzella
      Pages 433-440
  6. Durable Medical Equipment and Coding in Sports Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 453-453
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 481-491

About this book


Now in a revised and expanded second edition, including an expanded section on running footwear and additional sports-specific recommendations, this updated, practical resource provides a concise and logical approach to prescribing footwear that will maximize performance and minimize injury in athletes. From fundamentals — including athletic foot types, basic biomechanics and gait evaluation — to step-by-step guidance through assessment and prescription of shoes, socks, lacing, inserts, and orthoses, this book is both comprehensive and easily accessible. A new section has been added to cover the array of different considerations for running footwear (barefoot, minimalist, maximalist), as well as new sport-specific recommendations. As in the previous edition, referral, coding and billing are also addressed. Photographs and drawings clearly illustrate key concepts, and wherever relevant, the authors have incorporated evidence-based medicine. 

By presenting new and updated essential information in a user-friendly format, Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine, Second Edition will prove to be invaluable for sports medicine physicians, podiatrists, orthopedists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.


Ankle orthoses Athletic footwear Athletic orthoses Athletic socks Durable medical equipment Foot orthoses Gait analysis Insoles Orthodigital devices Pediatric footwear Running footwear Shoe evaluation Sports-specific footwear

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew B. Werd
    • 1
  • E. Leslie Knight
    • 2
  • Paul R. Langer
    • 3
  1. 1.American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine Chief of Podiatric Surgery, Lakeland Regional Health Medical CenterFlorida Southern College Foot and Ankle AssociatesLakelandUSA
  2. 2.LakelandUSA
  3. 3.Adjunct Clinical FacultyUniversity of Minnesota Medical SchoolMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52134-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52136-7
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