Archive: overpronation

helbings sign

What is Helbing sign?

Helbing sign or Helbing’s sign is an observation of the alignment of the Achilles tendon from behind when weightbearing. It is seen as the amount of concavity or medial bowing of the Achilles tendon as the calcaneus everts past vertical. It...

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what is the richie brace prescribed for

What is the Richie brace prescribed for?

The Richie Brace consists of a very aggressive and very supportive custom made foot orthotic with a medial and lateral leg brace. It is used in conditions that may be heading towards surgery and a standard foot orthotic is not working as well as it...

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what is the foot posture index used for

What is the Foot Posture Index used for?

The Foot Posture Index is a tool that has 6 observations associated with it to quantify the posture or alignment of the foot during weightbearing. It built on the limitations of previous measurements (which most tend to be unreliable) and...

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what is the foot posture index

What is the foot posture index?

The Foot Posture Index is a tool that clinicians and researchers can use for assessing the posture of the foot. Feet come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and there needs to be a way to classify them to help decide when something is not normal, to...

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What is the ‘too many toes’ sign?

The term ‘too many toes sign’ is widely used when looking at someone standing or during a gait analysis. It does not mean that someone has more than five toes on their foot. When someone is standing or walking and you are watching them...

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