Orthotics and Running – Randomised Control Trial

We are conducting a research study that aims to look at the use of Orthotics by runners. We are now looking for people who wish to volunteer as participants.

Running is one of the most popular forms of physical activity in the UK today, largely because it is the most accessible and affordable sport that anyone can get involved in. However, with more people choosing running as a form of exercise, more people are experiencing running-related injuries.

This research aims to look at the use of Orthotics (insoles) and how they can be used to cushion the feet from the harsh forces that they are exposed to when running.  The research will identify whether Orthotics can be beneficial to runners and have an impact on running-related injuries.

To be a part of this study, we are looking for adults…

  • Over the age of 18
  • Who have experience running at least 5kms in the last year

This study is only open to those who are not currently using prescription orthotics. People who have undergone any surgery in the last 6 months, or who have had any surgery on their feet throughout their lifetime, will also not be able to participate.

Participation in the study will last 8-weeks during which you will be required to provide data, either on paper or online. Data collection will take place twice, once at the start and once at the end of the study.  You would also be required to provide basic information after every run within the 8-week study period.

All data collected throughout this study will be kept confidential and will be stored safely. You will also be able to leave the study at any time if you wish and can request that all your data be removed.

You will also receive a token of our appreciation to reimburse you for your time and effort after completing the full study.

If you would like more information on what being involved requires and what is expected of participants, click here to visit our Participant Information Sheet. This will provide you with all the information you need as well as the application process.