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Table 5 Patient’s and clinical conditions associated with providing footwear (percentage of responders in each profession and results of logistic regression (odds ratio)). Statistically significant difference with p < 0.05, * with Chi squared and # with Fischer’s test. p values for each significant comparison are included in the Additional file 1: Table S5

From: National profile of foot orthotic provision in the United Kingdom, part 2: podiatrist, orthotist and physiotherapy practices

  Professional registration Odds ratio
Pod Orth Physio Pod versus orth Pod versus physio Physio versus orth
Provide footwear and foot orthoses* 11.8% 96.8% 6.1% 0.004 0.5 0.002
Patients provided with footwear Musculoskeletal* 7.6% 48.4% 2.0% 0.1 3.9 0.02
Diabetes* 7.0% 88.2% 0.0% 0.1
Arthritis* 5.9% 72.0% 0.0% 0.02
Osteoarthritis* 5.6% 63.4% 0.0% 0.03
Paediatric* 2.2% 39.8% 0.0% 0.03
Neuro adult* 3.4% 52.7% 2.0% 0.03 1.7 0.02
Neuro paediatric* 1.4% 48.4% 2.0% 0.01 0.7 0.02
Sports 3.4% 7.5% 2.0%
Other high risk * 5.9% 71.0% 0.0% 0.02
Fall prevention* 4.2% 29.0% 0.0% 0.1
Other# 1.1% 6.5% 2.0% 0.2 0.5 0.3
Conditions requiring footwear Plantar fasciitis* 38.1% 22.6% 22.4% 2.1 2.1 1
Heel pain 16.0% 20.4% 14.3%
Achilles’ tendinopathy 9.8% 11.8% 20.4%
OA knee pain 8.1% 7.5% 8.2%
OA foot pain 15.7% 8.6% 8.2%
Morton’s neuroma 10.9% 9.7% 8.2%
Over-pronation 21.8% 16.1% 30.6%
Other conditions 8.4% 4.3% 10.2%
Access to footwear service* 57.1% 7.5% 40.8% 3.9 0.4 9.5
  1. Pod podiatrist, physio physiotherapist, orth orthotist, OA osteoarthritis