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The impact of footwear on the gait of younger children

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posted on 24.05.2021, 02:23 by Simone Cranage
This research explored the impact of different types of footwear on young children's walking and running. We found that sandals, sneakers and boots change walking and running in young children compared to walking or running in bare feet. However, when we changed the hardness of the sole, this had minimal different to walking and running in a softer sole. As a result, clinicians can cautiously inform parents of the minimal impact of sole hardness of footwear.

History

Principal supervisor

Cylie Michelle Williams

Additional supervisor 1

Kelly-Ann Bowles

Additional supervisor 2

Luke Perraton

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Physiotherapy

Campus location

Australia

Course

Master of Philosophy

Degree Type

MPHIL

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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