Welcome to the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community (i-FAB)

i-FAB is an international collaborative community of all those interested in foot and ankle biomechanics. Launched in 2007 we now have over 800 members worldwide and have brought together over 1000 people through our congress activities.

2023 Congress announced: April 19 - 22, Bordeaux, France.
I-FAB are proud to be partners in “Foot & Ankle International 2023”

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Join our community

i-FAB welcomes members from every community with an interest in foot and ankle biomechanics, from academics, physicians, podiatrists, surgeons, engineers, physiotherapists and other health professionals, to members of the footwear, insole/orthotic, surgical devices and related industries. i-FAB has an open philosophy and connecting people across traditional disciplinary boundaries is one of our key objectives.

What are our objectives?

  • Providing information on the global activities related to foot and ankle biomechanics
  • Connecting people working in the foot and ankle biomechanics domain regardless of location and discipline
  • Facilitating debate on key issues for the community
  • Creating coordinated community wide activities
  • Developing a profile for an international critical mass of research activity related to foot and ankle biomechanics

Who leads i-FAB?

An international steering group provides overall direction to the development of the i-FAB community.

  • Professor Joshua Burns, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Dr William Ledoux, VA Center for Limb Loss and MoBility (CLiMB), USA
  • Dr Alberto Leardini, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Italy
  • Professor Taeyong Lee, Dongguk University, Korea
  • Professor Chris Nester, University of Salford, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Rosenbaum, University Hospital Muenster, Germany