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Section: CME Category: Trauma & Sports Medicine

Orthotics for the Athlete

Markus Walther, MD, PhD

Markus Walther, MD, PhD discusses orthotics and shoe modifications which can be used in athletes. Working principles of the different concepts are discussed, together with the main indications. Orthotics can be a helpful tool to compensate biomechanical deficits in the foot.

CME (Credits: 0.75)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Working principles of orthotics include cushioning, redistribution of load, stabilizing joints, and improvement of fit are presented. Sports shoes and orthotics are a mechanical unit. Without assessing the shoe, it is nearly impossible to produce proper
  2. All orthotics affect the whole body. The so-called “proprioceptive” orthotics try to influence muscular tonus by stimulating sensory nerve endings.
  3. The evidence behind those concepts is still limited. However, it is essential to know that proprioceptive effects are present in all orthotics.
  4. Often it is trial and error to figure out if those effects are helpful for the athlete or not.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • CME (Credits: 0.75)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 10/11/2020 Expiration Date: 06/23/2025

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    Markus Walther has nothing to disclose.