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Foot arch index during Janda's Short-Foot maneuver in subjects with excessively pronated feet


Mohammad Mashhadi
Faculty of Sports Science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the foot arch index during short-foot sensory-motor maneuver intervention in subjects with excessively pronated feet.
Material and Method. This study included thirty-five subjects with excessively pronated feet. Diagnosis of pronated foot was based on a valgus position of the heel (rear foot angle that was defined as the angle of the upper Achilles tendon and the distal extension of the rear foot) and a poor formation of the arch. At rest and during short-foot exercise feet of the children were scanned (while they were in a standing position) by using a plantar scanner. The Staheli Arch Index and Chippaux-Smirak Index were assessed before and during maneuver. Data were analyzed using a paired t-test.
Results. Research results showed a significant decrease in the Staheli Arch Index (p=0.000) and Chippaux-Smirak Index (p=0.000) during short-foot sensory-motor maneuver intervention.
Conclusion. Results from this study demonstrate short-foot maneuverers more effective in increasing the arch width and improves arch indexes. Therefore, the short-foot maneuverer and exercise is recommended for improving foot arch parameters in subjects with pronated feet.


Key words:

medial longitudinal arch, short-foot exercise, pronated feet


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Foot arch index during Janda's Short-Foot maneuver in subjects with excessively pronated feet


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