Overuse lower limb injuries related to training are common in people who participate in regular physical activity. Foot orthoses are commonly used for the prevention of such injuries but evidence for their effectiveness is limited. In this study, participants will be randomised to using flat insoles or prefabricated foot orthosis while undertaking 11 weeks of basic training at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, Cerberus, Victoria, Australia. This randomised controlled trial will evaluate the effectiveness of foot orthoses for the prevention of lower limb injuries in naval recruits.
Staff: Daniel Bonanno, Dr Shannon E Munteanu, A/Prof Karl B Landorf, Prof Hylton B Menz