The effect of an educational, autonomous therapy approach on rehabilitation outcome, frequency of operations and follow-up after two years in persons with hallux valgus.

Conservative therapies have great potential to help patients with orthopaedic injuries. Especially therapeutic approaches with educational and self-efficacy content are promising, but little research has been done so far.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB | Santé
  • Pôle de recherche Efficacité et durabilité dans le système de santé
  • Champ de recherche Assessments, interventions, outcomes
  • Durée (prévue) 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2021
  • Direction du projet Heiner Baur
  • Équipe du projet Heiner Baur
    Angela Blasimann
  • Mots-clés hallux valgus, non-surgical treatment, patient education, physiotherapy

Contexte initial

Hallux valgus is a common fore foot pathology. Severe cases meet the criteria for surgical intervention. A holistic therapy approach (information, teaching, empowerment, exercises) is thought to be beneficial. The project investigates usual care after hallux valgus diagnosis resulting in the eligibility for reconstructive surgery in comparison with usual care plus a physiotherapy intervention in a randomized clinical trial.


The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to investigate the benefits of a physiotherapeutic daily course intervention on pain and foot function in Hallux valgus in a two-year follow-up.

Compétences clés

The analysis of the effectiveness of a holistic physiotherapeutic intervention leads to practically relevant and directly applicable results and improves evidence-based physiotherapeutic practice.