American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
ISSN (Print): 2333-4592 ISSN (Online): 2333-4606 Website: Editor-in-chief: Ratko Pavlović
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Special Issue "Plantar Fascia Thickness and Rehabilitation"

A special issue of American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (ISSN 2333-4606).

Special Issue Editors

Chief Guest Editor

Sedegheh MalekMohammadi
PhD/faculty of orthotics and prosthetics

Special Issue Information

This special issue is essential reading for orthotists, prosthetists and all specialists studying how to substitute normal movement and how to coordinate it with injured / residual limb. Everybody has unique physical and physiological characteristics. They can be modified under load, in turn, results in propulsion. (e.g. plantar fascia thickness, angle of joints) To evaluate the amount of this modification in static and locomotion in living individual (not via calculation or modeling) can be scale / criteria to do dynamic alignment of orthosis / prosthesis. Subjects in the area of orthotics, prosthetics, biomechanics, plantar fascia structure and function, ankle and foot, physical and physiological behavior in symptomatic and asymptomatic population, new methods to evaluate tissues modification under load, to evaluate the amount of the applied load in static and locomotion, effect of lower limb deformities on ambulation, clinical management, can make accessible the objective of this special issue. As for lower extremities are weight bearing organs to ambulate, in asymptomatic population, the aim of this special issue is to promote the science to substitute lost movements with orthosis / prosthesis designed and aligned relying on physiological behavior and body weight , as close as possible, to the conditions and characteristics of unilateral user.

Special Issue Topics

About the issue

The topics to be covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation of plantar fascia thickness along its length
  • Evaluation of plantar fascia thickness in equivalent locations in both feet
  • To collect data simultaneously
  • Measurement of physical and physiological activity in adults and in children
  • Measuring the amount of the applied load is static and locomotion
  • Validation and reliance
  • New methods to transfer data from different tissues in locomotion, simultaneously
  • Lower limb biomechanics in symptomatic and in asymptomatic population
  • Methods and apparatus to enhance the accuracy of design and alignment of lower limb orthosis / prosthesis

Import Dates & Submit

Important dates

Submission Deadline: April 10, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: July 10, 2018
Final Version Due: September 30, 2018
Special Issue Publishing Date: November, 2018

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Sedegheh MalekMohammadi at the address: <>