The mechanical properties of the calcaneal fat pad have been determined during plantarflexion using synchronised motion analysis and force plate systems. This study showed no significant differences in stiffness measurements between genders with respect to the left and right heels. The application of this combined technology has potential to be used within the clinics to support foot disease diagnosis such as plantar fasciitis and heel pain.
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jul 2019|
|Event||International Society of Biomechanics / American Society of Biomechanics 2019 Conference - Telus Convention Centre, Calgary, Canada|
Duration: 31 Jul 2019 → 4 Aug 2019
|Conference||International Society of Biomechanics / American Society of Biomechanics 2019 Conference|
|Abbreviated title||ISB/ASB 2019|
|Period||31/07/19 → 4/08/19|
Ugbolue, U. C., Yates, E. L., Lam, W-K., Valentin, S., Baker, J. S., & Gu, Y. (2019). Sex differences in heel pad stiffness during a standing heel-rise task. Poster session presented at International Society of Biomechanics / American Society of Biomechanics 2019 Conference, Calgary, Canada.