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Featured Article: Physical and mechanical therapies for lower limb symptoms in children with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: a systematic review

New Content ItemThere is very limited evidence to guide the use of physical and mechanical therapies for lower limb problems in children with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Mechanical therapies have not been evaluated in RCTs and results of the two RCTs of physical therapies do not definitively guide physical therapy prescriptions. Current studies are limited by small sample sizes and high attrition rates. No physical therapy has been compared to a sham intervention no intervention or no intervention, so overall effectiveness is unknown.
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Keith Rome, Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemDr Keith Rome is currently Professor of Podiatry and Head of Research, School of Clinical Sciences at AUT University, New Zealand. Keith qualified as a podiatrist in 1979 and has 30 years of experience within education and research. His research focus is on long-term foot conditions, and incorporates studies of foot pain, impairment, and disability in rheumatic diseases. In 2008, Keith was awarded a fellowship from the Society of Podiatrists for his contribution to podiatric research. In 2016 was appointed as a fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians (Glasgow).

Catherine Bowen, Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemDr Catherine Bowen qualified as a podiatrist in the UK in 1987 and completed her PhD on the developments of ultrasound imaging techniques applied to the foot and ankle in 2009. Catherine currently holds a UK National Institute for Health Research fellowship award. As Professor in Podiatry at the University of Southampton and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Oxford, Catherine leads a multi-professional research partnership with a core focus on musculoskeletal foot and ankle pathology.


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Thematic Series: The Science and Sociology of Footwear

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The papers in this new thematic series showcase the significant impact footwear has in both health and disease and covers a wide range of methodological approaches, from biomechanics through to sociology. 

Aims and scope

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, the official journal of the Australian Podiatry Association and The College of Podiatry (UK), is an open access journal that encompasses all aspects of policy, organisation, delivery and clinical practice related to the assessment, diagnosis, prevention and management of foot and ankle disorders.

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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research is the official journal of:

The journal is also affiliated to the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM)

About the societies

The Australian Podiatry Association is responsible for the development of national policies, representation of podiatry in Australia to government and industry bodies, and assistance for Continuing Professional Development. They also support research within the discipline of podiatry.

The College of Podiatry (UK) is responsible to the Charity Commission and all College activity is geared towards the pursuit of the advancement of podiatric health, as well as research and education of the public in the art and science of podiatric health. In particular, but not limited to, the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions of the foot and lower limb.

The Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM) aims to aid the profession through representation to the government, educational and regulatory institutions, promotion of podiatric unity in Canada, and provision of public education.

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