Effect of Backpack on Static and Dynamic Balance in Healthy School Children: A Comparison

Authors

  • Authors-Atiya A Shaikh1 MPTh, Shanan G Tendulkar2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v14i4.11290

Keywords:

backpack, balance, static, dynamic, school children

Abstract

Purpose: To assess and compare static balance using Single limb stance test (SLST),dynamic balance using
Paediatric reach test(PRT)and Star excursion balance test (SEBT)with backpack and without backpack in
healthy school children
Method: 150 healthy school children between 10-14 yrs were assed using SLST, PRT, SEBT with backpack
and without backpack. The data was analysed using paired t test.
Result: The scores for all tests were significantly low while carrying backpack (p<0.0001)
Conclusion: Balance abilities in healthy school children get affected while carrying backpack.

Author Biography

Authors-Atiya A Shaikh1 MPTh, Shanan G Tendulkar2

Affiliation-1-Lecturer, 2-Intern, Deccan Education Society’s Brijlal Jindal College of Physiotherapy
Pune,Maharashtra,India

Published

2020-10-15