International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2019)

Comparison of foot posture and plantar arch among: Adolescent wearers and non-wearers of high heeled shoes


Pooja Ashok Sonawane, Dr. Radha Bhattad

The stages of child development are closely linked to variation in posture that arise as a response to the balance derived from changes in body proportion. Adolescents also face this challenge, which renders the pre pubertal and post pubertal phases crucial to the formation and structuring of posture. Several factors can influence the formation of good posture during this stage including longer school hours from age ten, therefore longer periods of time in the sitting position and heavier loads of notebooks in the children's backpacks.The type of shoe worn is an external factor that can influence the posture of the distal extremity (foot and ankle), gait and the type of plantar arch. In this respect, the habit of wearing high-heeled shoes must be highlighted, as it has become increasingly more common among teenagers from an earlier age. Although high-heeled shoes are important accessories in women's apparel, the main concern is the improper wear which compromises the health of feet, legs, and spine. Considering that the target population of the present study consisted of middle aged adolescent, the detection of these postural data, alongside the characteristics of the type of foot, may support therapy procedures and be particularly preventive in this population. Therefore, the study aimed to investigate the relationship between the foot posture and the plantar arch of adolescent high-heel wearers and non-wearer.
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Pooja Ashok Sonawane, Dr. Radha Bhattad. Comparison of foot posture and plantar arch among: Adolescent wearers and non-wearers of high heeled shoes. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2019, Pages 04-10
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education