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Table 6 Non orthoses treatments provided (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 S6

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
Provides non orthoses treatments # 98.0% 91.4% 98.0% 0.2 0.3 0.9
Non orthoses treatments provided Exercise* 93.6% 61.3% 93.9% 9.2 0.9 9.7
Footwear advice* 93.3% 82.8% 77.6% 2.9 4.02 0.7
Footwear* 24.1% 81.7% 6.1% 0.7 4.9 0.02
Acupuncture* 15.4% 0.0% 38.8% 0.3
Taping* 65.3% 11.8% 75.5% 14 0.6 9.3
Steroid injections* 34.5% 1.1% 8.2% 48.3 5.9 8.2
Manipulation* 27.7% 3.2% 49.0% 11.5 0.4 28.8
Mobilisation* 32.2% 5.4% 77.6% 8.4 0.1 60.8
Trigger point therapy* 11.2% 0.0% 44.9% 0.2
Therapeutic ultrasound* 10.9% 0.0% 44.9% 0.2
Orthoses# 0.8% 6.5% 4.1% 0.1 0.2 0.6
Surgery 3.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Referral 1.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Laser 2.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other# 2.8% 0.0% 10.2% 0.3
  1. Pod podiatrist, physio physiotherapist, orth orthotist