Don’t get caught flat footed – how over-pronation may just be a dysfunctional model

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21 March 2015

Don’t get caught flat footed – how over-pronation may just be a dysfunctional model

Over-pronation, flat feet, pes planus, fallen arches… a topic of some controversy among the bodywork and movement community, and a brief review of the literature may offer some insight as to why this is so. With reported incidence levels ranging from less than 1% to as much as 78%, the means of defining a foot as “flat” has poor agreement (Evans & Rome 2011). In addition to this, whether or not the static flat foot in standing posture is actually related to over-pronation in dynamic or loaded movement, such as gait, is also debated (Buldt et al 2013) … ABSTRACT

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