Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 , Vol 69 , Num 4

Pedobarographic evaluations in physical medicine and rehabilitation practice

Erkan Mesci 1
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Türkiye DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2023.13637 The feet are complex structures that transmit loads transferred by other parts of the body to the ground and are involved in many static and dynamic activities, such as standing and walking. The contact area and pressure changes between the feet and the ground surface can be measured using pedobarographic devices. With pedobarographic examinations, it is possible to obtain a wide range of information needed to support clinical evaluation and diagnostic tests in physical medicine and rehabilitation practice. Foot structure and function, postural stability, lower extremity biomechanics, and gait analysis are among the areas that can be further investigated using pedobarography. Keywords : Biomechanics, foot deformities, gait, postural balance