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Effect of body position on foot and ankle volume in healthy subjects

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I O W Man, K Glover, P Nixon, R Poyton, R Terre, M C Morrissey

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323 - 326
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

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Physical therapy treatments for and evaluation of lower limb swelling are usually performed in supine lying position. However, the limb is usually treated or assessed in the dependent position, i.e. sitting or standing. The purpose of this study was to determine the possible confounding effect of subject positioning on foot and ankle volume. Sixty healthy individuals were randomly positioned into motionless standing, sitting or supine lying for 30 min. Volumetric measurements of the dominant leg were taken with a foot and ankle volumeter before and after 30 min of positioning. A significant difference between the three groups for foot and ankle volume change (F-2,F-53 = 35.41, P

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