The association of foot type and foot orthoses to jump performance and lower limb biomechanics in basketball players with and without flat feet

Malia Ho, Pui Wah Kong, Lowell Jia Yee Chong, Wing Kai Lam

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Jumping is one of the most common maneuvers performed by basketball players. Flat-footed individuals are believed to have poorer ankle control compared to normal-arched individuals, which may impact jump performance. Foot orthoses are commonly used to support the deformed foot arch and restore normal foot function. However, it is unclear if foot orthoses use improves jump performance. Our study aims to investigate if foot type and/or foot orthoses influence countermovement jump (CMJ) and standing broad jump (SBJ) performance and lower limb biomechanics in basketball players.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S73
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Issue numberSupp 2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventASICS Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) Conference 2019 - Novatel Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 23 Oct 201926 Oct 2019 (Conference Abstracts)

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