"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2016, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part D
Effect of corrective exercises programme among athletes with flat feet on foot alignment factorsAuthor(s):
S Sivachandiran and Dr. G Vinod KumarAbstract:
Foot posture, like most human anthropometric characteristics, varies considerably among children, adults and the older population. Therefore, there is a need for strategies to accurately classify foot posture and define normal and potentially 'abnormal' foot types. The main objective of this study is to find out the effectiveness of corrective exercises programme influence to change the flat feet alignment factors after 12 weeks of training. To achieve this purpose 550 athletes tested by foot morphology such as angle of arch foot, medial longitudinal arch, navicular height by using pedograph method. From the total population 78 athletes had flat feet out of which forty voluntary participations were selected for this study. The selected subjects divided into two groups, such as experimental group (EG) (n=20) and control group (CG) (n=20). Experimental group were undergone training of corrective exercise programme for five days in a week for total twelve weeks. The control group did not participate any specific corrective exercise training to improve foot morphology. Both the group athletes were tested prior (pretest) to training and after the treatment period (posttest) on foot alignment factors and the data were analyzed and interpreted with ANCOVA and paired sample ‘t’ test, the level of significance is at 0.05 level. The result was concluded that, 12 weeks of corrective physical exercises programme for experimental group (EG) significantly improved in angle of arch foot (AAF), navicular height (NAH) and medial longitudinal arch (MLA). The experimental group (EG) compare with control group (CG) better significant improvement on angle of arch foot (AAF) and Navicular height (NAH) of the flat feet players when compare to control group (CG).Pages: 193-196 | 1041 Views 25 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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S Sivachandiran, Dr. G Vinod Kumar. Effect of corrective exercises programme among athletes with flat feet on foot alignment factors. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(6):193-196.