This research uses quantitative and qualitative approaches to measure and understand a wide range of themes relating to foot health. Quantitative approaches include investigating foot and lower limb biomechanics, footwear and orthotic design and skin physiology and mechanics. Qualitative approaches explore health interventions to support declines in foot health, health service delivery, education and training and changing professional practice. Current projects include the development of feet in infancy as we learn to walk, foot biomechanics to support industry footwear/orthotic design and testing, skin hydration and related treatment, and the impact of losing foot health on overall wellbeing.
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