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Publication Title: 
Annals of Internal Medicine

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people in the United States. It is a complex disease whose etiology bridges biomechanics and biochemistry. Evidence is growing for the role of systemic factors, such as genetics, diet, estrogen use, and bone density, and local biomechanical factors, such as muscle weakness, obesity, and joint laxity. These risk factors are particularly important in the weight-bearing joints, and modifying them may help prevent osteoarthritis-related pain and disability.

Author(s): 
Felson, D. T.
Lawrence, R. C.
Hochberg, M. C.
McAlindon, T.
Dieppe, P. A.
Minor, M. A.
Blair, S. N.
Berman, B. M.
Fries, J. F.
Weinberger, M.
Lorig, K. R.
Jacobs, J. J.
Goldberg, V.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: This study was an initial investigation evaluating the effects of orthotic intervention on club-head velocity (CHV) among a group of experienced golfers before and after 9 holes of simulated golf. SETTING: Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Bloomington, Minnesota. PARTICIPANTS: Twelve experienced golfers were included in the study. METHOD: CHV was measured with a device used by many Professional Golf Association and Ladies Professional Golf Association teaching professionals before and after wearing orthotics and before and after completing 9 holes of simulated golf.

Author(s): 
Stude, D. E.
Gullickson, J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: There is a need for a validated rapid procedure for the evaluation of posture, defined as lateral balance/imbalance at the pelvic, shoulder, and neck levels. This would enable clinicians to determine the importance of symmetry in the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal disorders and to assess the efficacy of devices and treatments claiming to normalize or improve posture. In this investigation, the efficacy of such a device, a set of insoles with a hypothesized proprioceptive-like action, was evaluated through use of the described procedure.

Author(s): 
Masse, M.
Gaillardetz, C.
Cron, C.
Abribat, T.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: This study was an initial investigation evaluating the effects of orthotic intervention on club-head velocity (CHV) among a group of experienced golfers before and after 9 holes of simulated golf. SETTING: Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Bloomington, Minnesota. PARTICIPANTS: Twelve experienced golfers were included in the study. METHOD: CHV was measured with a device used by many Professional Golf Association and Ladies Professional Golf Association teaching professionals before and after wearing orthotics and before and after completing 9 holes of simulated golf.

Author(s): 
Stude, D. E.
Gullickson, J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: There is a need for a validated rapid procedure for the evaluation of posture, defined as lateral balance/imbalance at the pelvic, shoulder, and neck levels. This would enable clinicians to determine the importance of symmetry in the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal disorders and to assess the efficacy of devices and treatments claiming to normalize or improve posture. In this investigation, the efficacy of such a device, a set of insoles with a hypothesized proprioceptive-like action, was evaluated through use of the described procedure.

Author(s): 
Masse, M.
Gaillardetz, C.
Cron, C.
Abribat, T.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the feasibility of a randomized clinical trial of shoe orthotics for chronic low back pain. METHODS: The study recruited 50 patients with chronic low back pain through media advertising in a midwestern suburban area. Medical history and a low back examination were completed at a chiropractic clinic. Subjects were randomized to either a treatment group receiving custom-made shoe orthotics or a wait-list control group. After 6 weeks, the wait-list control group also received custom-made orthotics.

Author(s): 
Cambron, Jerrilyn A.
Duarte, Manuel
Dexheimer, Jennifer
Solecki, Thomas
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to collect preliminary data to address methodological considerations that may impact subject-specific reactions to foot orthotics during running. METHODS: Six endurance-trained recreational runners recruited from a chiropractic college campus wore their preferred running shoes and then inserted either their custom-made orthotics during 1 testing session or their shoe-fitted insoles during the other testing session. Comfort perception was measured for each footwear condition.

Author(s): 
Burke, Jeanmarie R.
Papuga, M. Owen
Publication Title: 
Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)
Author(s): 
Nikolaus, T.
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