2020 Volume 10 Issue 3 Pages 125-130
The purpose of this study was to verify the effects on posture control ability and walking ability by wearing insole that enhance the toe grip function in patients with home Parkinsonʼs disease. About the center position of the center of gravity sway meter,the center position of the front and rear, the outer peripheral area and the total trajectory length, the distance of movement of the center of gravity (%forth-and-back; %FB) in the anteroposterior direction to the foot length, which is an index of the abilitytomovethe center of gravity forward and backward, and the maximum walking speed, we compared barefoot and wearing insole. As a result, the front-back center position was shifted forward when wearing the insole, and %FB and maximum walking speed were improved. The effect of this insole was suggested: modification of the central position of the foot pressure, which is peculiar to Parkinsonʼs disease, improvement of the abilitytomovethecenter of gravity in the anteroposterior direction, and improvement of the maximum walking speed.