Some people with diabetes experience a wound on the bottom of their feet known as a foot ulcer. Foot ulcers can be difficult to heal and cause a number of problems. The most ideal situation is to try and stop them from developing in the first place. To be able to stop them we need to fully understand how they develop. We know that developing high pressure on the bottom of the feet is a major risk factor for a foot ulcer. We know a number of things that make the pressure on the foot high, but there are some other things that we do not understand very well, such as how does the tendon on the back of your lower leg contribute to the development of ulcers. This study aims to understand these things in more detail so that we might be better able to prevent foot ulcers in the future.
Male, above 18 years, able to walk unaided for a minimum of 10 meters and who have previously had a diabetic foot ulcer that has now healed.
You will attend four sessions. Session one lasts for approximately 45 mins, whilst the remaining sessions last approximately an hour. During the sessions you will take part in a number of exercises and tasks. These can either be done all on one day of performed over different days, as long as they are all completed within a month.
Home pick-up & drop will be organized/reimbursed. Refreshments/lunch during lab trial will be available.
Human movement lab.(T0.18), Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD, UK