Professorial Lecture Series: Footwear to improve physical function

Event details

  • 26 April 2018
  • 5.30PM - 7.00PM
  • Public event: Yes  |  Booking required: Yes
  • T1.10, The Curve  |  Directions

About | Professorial Lecture Series: Footwear to improve physical function

Inaugural Professorial Lecture
Professor John Dixon

Problems with our balance and walking ability can arise as we age, and in various diseases and injuries of the lower limb. These problems can prevent us from being active and affect our quality of life, as well as being costly to people and health service providers. Professor John Dixon discusses examples of how footwear, orthoses, and insoles can and have been used in rehabilitation to improve functional ability. John focuses particularly on recent and ongoing research at Teesside University suggesting that wearing textured insoles in your shoes could possibly be effective in improving our balance. It is believed that these insoles stimulate the sole of the foot and provide our nervous system with better sensory information to help balance. This presentation discusses current knowledge of this area, recent and ongoing studies including research with people with multiple sclerosis.

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