Current Studies

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)

We are seeking volunteers between the ages of 21-65 (inclusive) who have diabetes and are experiencing ankle equinus and/or forefoot plantar hyperkertosis for a study on the effectiveness of physical manipulation exercises and EPAT. This study will require 10 visits (3-2 hours and 7-45 minutes) to the Gait Study Center at TUSPM over a course of 6 months. These visits will include clinical biomechanical foot exams, measurements of your feet while you sit, stand and walk, and designated intervention/treatment.

No compensation would be provided.

For more information, contact Dr. Jinsup Song at 215-625-5370.

Do You Have Diabetes?

We are seeking volunteers 21-75 years old with diabetes and calluses on the bottom of their feet for a research study examining diabetic house shoes. This study will require 3 visits (2-3 hours each) over a 2 month period to the Gait Study Center. These visits will include a review of your medical history, physical exam, and measurements while you sit, stand and walk As part of the study, participants will be given diabetic house shoes to wear and will be asked to log their activity.

Participants will be compensated for taking part in this study.

For more information, contact Dr. Jinsup Song at 215-625-5354

Reliability of Arch Height Index and Malleolar Valgus Index

We are seeking healthy volunteers to participate in a pilot study to examine the reliability of the Arch Height Index and the Malleolar Valgus Index.This study will require only 1 visit
(approximate 1 hour). The visit will include a brief biomechanical exam, photograph of feet, and measurements while you sit, stand, and walk.

No compensation would be provided.

For more information, contact Dr. Jinsup Song at 215-625-5365.

Y-Balance Performance Test

We are seeking healthy volunteers ages 21 to 40 (inclusive) without any history of lower extremity injury within last 6 months for a research study to examine the effectiveness of supportive sandals on the Y Balance performance test. This study will require only 1 visit (about 1.5 hour) to the Physical Therapy Department and the Gait Study Center. These visit will include a review of your medical history, physical exam, measurements while you sit, stand, and walk, sandal fitting and performance of Y-balance test.

No compensation would be provided.

Each participant may keep the Orthaheel sandal used in the testing.

For more information, contact Drs. Steven Pettineo or Jinsup Song at 215-625-5366.