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Pedobarography in Physiotherapy: A Narrative Review on Current Knowledge

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Abstract

Pedobarography is a modern technology enabling the assessment of the locomotor system based on the plantar pressure distribution. The technic is useful in the rehabilitation of various types of dysfunction of body movement. This chapter aims to describe the application of pedobarography in clinical therapy. The qualitative analysis is based on a review of articles in English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Chinese in Medline/PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, and PEDro databases. The search covered the articles on clinical trials, randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, and reviews published over 1984–2020. The literature shows that pedobarography is a safe non-invasive method that is useful for the examination of foot biomechanics with a reference to the entire musculoskeletal system. A pedobarographic examination enables insight into a motion disorder, its plausible relation to a systemic pathology, and monitoring the course of treatment and rehabilitation.

Keywords

  • Foot
  • Gait
  • Pedobarography
  • Physiotherapy
  • Plantar pressure
  • Rehabilitation
  • Underfoot pressure

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Lorkowski, J., Gawronska, K. (2021). Pedobarography in Physiotherapy: A Narrative Review on Current Knowledge. In: Pokorski, M. (eds) Integrative Clinical Research. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology(), vol 1375. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/5584_2021_636

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