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ACE Report #8257
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Strengthening adds no benefit to orthosis use for tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Orthosis Augmented by Either Stretching or Stretching and Strengthening for Stage II Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction

Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Sep;36(9):1006-16

Contributing Authors: J Houck C Neville J Tome A Flemister

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Thirty-nine patients with stage II tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction were randomized to receive either strengthening or stretching exercise in conjunction with wearing an orthosis. The purpose of the study was to compare the efficacy of both exercise strategies, with orthotic use, for the treatment of this pathology. The results of this study indicated that both groups displayed improvements i...

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