Availability and Clinical Use of Different In-Shoe Devices for Partial Weight Bearing – A Systematic Review
1 Petra Josipović
1 Medical Faculty in Ljubljana Fizio Tech d.o.o, Croatia
Introduction: Physiotherapists use different methods such as tactile feedback, scales and biofeedback to teach patients applying the partial weight bearing instructions. Biofeedback systems are more effective and objective method than usage of conventional bathroom scales in training patients to comply with weight-bearing limitations.
Aim: The current review will focus on the availability and clinical use of biofeedback in-shoe device in patients with prescribed PWB.
Methods: A literature search was performed using the following keywords: partial weight bearing, biofeedback in-shoe device and surgery. Five databases were searched appropriate for screening (PubMed, PEDro, Google Scholar, Clinicaltrials.gov and ScienceDirect).
Results: Filtration strategy was used in a literature search. 15 sources were selected for final analysis. Qualitative analytical approach was used in data processing.
Conclusion: Biofeedback systems have been more efpatients to comply with weight-bearing limitations. With additional randomised controlled trials, biofeedback devices may very well become a part of the mainstay of clinical practice in orthopaedic partial weight-bearing patients.
Keywords: Weight bearing, partial pressure, feedback sensory, foot orthoses, rehabilitation