• Julian Simpson

Effect of heel lifts in elderly individuals with spinal kyphosis


What is the effect of heel lifts in elderly individuals with spinal kyphosis ?



Good news, it may help, researchers found the following:


  • Effects of 10-mm heel lifts on spinal kyphosis were investigated.

  • The devices improved the spinal total inclination, and thoracic and lumbar angles.

  • Walking speed and step length immediately improved after their application.

  • Foot pressure in the hallux and lateral toe areas increased after the application.

  • Heel lifts are easy and effective for elderly individuals with spinal kyphosis.

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Reference

https://www.clinbiomech.com/article/S0268-0033(21)00037-1/fulltext

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