Orthotics and Running

We are conducting a research study that aims to look at the use of Orthotics by runners, and we are looking for participants.

Running is one of the most popular forms of physical activity in the UK today, largely because it is one of the most accessible and affordable sports 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 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
  • Who live within UK Mainland

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.

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.

For more information you can contact us on research@ampat.co.uk or call us on 01704 579337.

 

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