Związki wyskiepienia podłużnego z architekturą poprzeczną i przednią strefą podparcia stopy u młodzieży akademickiej / Correlations between the longitudinal and the transverse arch and the front support area of the foot in students numer
The human foot is an important static and dynamic part of the motion organ. On the one hand it is a supporting element and in static conditions enables one to balance the body in a spatial position. On the other hand it is a driving mechanism of the body which gives it propulsion during movement. Aims: to evaluate the correlations between the longitudinal and transverse arch of the foot and the frontal support area of the foot in academic students. A cross- sectional study was carried out in 2008-2009 in a group of 280 academic students aged 20-28 randomly selected from The University of Rzeszów and Beskidy Higher School of Skills in Żywiec. The method used in the study was plantographic evaluation of the feet in static conditions. The prints of the feet were obtained by means of the non- stain technique invented by Ślężyński. In order to evaluate the correlations between the longitudinal and transverse arch of the foot and the frontal support area the Pearson's linear correlation was employed. Results: slight correlations between the longitudinal depth index (W w ) and the heel angle were observed in the examined group of women. There were no correlations between the longitudinal and transverse arch and the frontal support area observed in men. Conclusions: the longitudinal arch shows no correlations with the transverse arch and the the frontal support in the examined students aged 20-28.
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