heel lift


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heel lift

a foot orthosis, usually made of sheets of cork, to correct a dysfunction that results from anatomical limb length differences or decreased flexibility.

heel lift

; HL the point during normal gait when the rearfoot ceases to weight-bear; see Table 1
Table 1: The gait (walking) cycle
Phase of the cyclePeriodComment
Stance phase (60%)ContactFrom heel strike to foot flat
Foot unlocks to act as a shock absorber and adapt to irregularities in the ground surface
MidstanceFrom foot flat to heel lift
The total weight-bearing surface of the foot is in contact with the walking surface
PropulsionFrom heel lift to toe off
Foot is a rigid and stable lever
Swing phase (40%)From toe off limb 1 to heel strike (limb 1)
Body mass transfers from limb 1 to limb 2
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For example, if a parent determines that one leg is longer than the other, heel lifts may be required to restore proper balance.