Pocket Podiatry: Footwear and Foot Orthoses

Pocket Podiatry: Footwear and Foot Orthoses

By Anita Ellen Williams, PhD BSc(Hons), FCPodM - Directorate of Prosthetics, Orthotics and Podiatry, University of Salford, Salford, UK and Chris Nester, PhD BSc(Hons), Centre for Health, Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences Research, University of Salford, Salford, UK


Principles of foot biomechanics and gait. The impact of aging and systemic diseases on foot and lower limb mechanics. Foot orthoses. Evolution of footwear design and purpose. Modern footwear. Footwear Assessment. Footwear Options. The relationship between footwear and the vulnerable foot. Managing patient engagement in orthoses and footwear as foot health intervention. Glossary. Appendix.