A 2-day workshop of human footprint and it’s application in assessing and restoring foot function.
The human foot and the function of it’s arches, joints and muscles have long been subjects of scientific and clinical interest. The standard, external evaluation of the foot conducted in clinical settings provides little insight into foot function during movement or it’s structural integrity under load. In comparison, the human footprint provides a wealth of biomechanical data relating to the foot’s interaction with the ground, the forces and pressures it encounters and it’s capacity to provide stability, shock absorption and propulsion during gait. The ability to record and interpret the human footprint by means of a ‘Harris mat’ or ‘pedograph’ provides clinicians, coaches and therapists with a simple but effective method to assess the form and function of the human foot.