BioMed Central Pediatrics
Walking mechanics are influenced by body morphology. Foot arch height is one aspect of body morphology central to walking. However, generalizations about the relationship between arch height and walking are limited due to previous methodologies used for measuring the arch and the populations that have been studied. To gain the knowledge needed to support healthy gait in children and adults, we need to understand this relationship in unimpaired, typically developing children and adults using dynamic measures. The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between arch height and gait in a sample of healthy children and adults using dynamic measures.
Gill, Simone V.; Keimig, Sara; Kelty-Stephen, Damian; Hung, Ya-Ching; and DeSilva, Jeremy M., "The relationship between foot arch measurements and walking parameters in children" (2016). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 658.