Orthotics and Running – Randomised Control Trial

Are you a runner?

Do you want to improve your running performance?

Do you want to reduce your injury rate?

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.

Dr George Ampat and his research team are conducting an approved research study investigating the use of orthotics (insoles) in running. This research aims to look at the use of orthotics (insoles) and their effects on running performance and injury rate.

Participate and receive a FREE pair of Aetrex L700 Speed orthotics!


We are looking for people who wish to volunteer as participants.

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

You cannot participate if you:

  • Are currently using prescription orthotics
  • Have undergone any surgery in the last 6 months
  • Have had any surgery on your feet throughout your lifetime

Participation in the study will last 8-weeks, during which you will be required to provide data various times. You will be asked to provide 8 weekly injury reports, reporting whether you sustained an injury during that week. You will also be asked to run at least 10 times in weeks 3 to 6, providing the disatcne you ran and the time taken. Questionnaires can be complete either on paper or online. 

We want to assure you that 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.

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.