Rachel A. Wehrkamp, Martin S. Rice; Long-Handled Shoehorn Length, Body Mass Index, and Hip Range of Motion in Healthy Female Adults. Am J Occup Ther 2010;64(6):915–922. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2010.09097
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We examined the effect that long-handled shoehorn (LHSH) length and body mass index (BMI) have on hip range of motion (ROM) in female adults. Thirty-eight female participants were asked to don a shoe using 18-, 24-, and 30-in. LHSHs. Significant differences in hip flexion were found between the 18- and the 24-in. shoehorns and between the 18- and the 30-in. shoehorns. A significant positive relationship was found between BMI and internal rotation for each of the LHSHs. The results suggest that healthy women with low BMIs using a 24- or 30-in. LHSH have the greatest chance of not violating hip flexion or hip internal rotation ROM precautions. Implications suggest that therapists consider individual BMI and available hip ROM before prescribing an LHSH. A follow-up study is needed involving populations who would likely benefit from using LHSHs.
One practice session will be provided for each type of device.
Pick up the long-handled shoehorn and use it to put the right-foot canvas shoe on your right foot. Once your foot is flat in the shoe, please wait until I tell you before you take the shoe off.
Go ahead and practice it once.
Now do the same thing when I say, “Go.”
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