Influence of Index Plus and Index Minus Foot on Static and Dynamic Balance among Collegiate Girls

Authors

  • K.Jothi Prasanna
  • Z.Ayesha Farvin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14299

Keywords:

Index plus and minus foot, static and dynamic balance, flamingo balance test, star excursion balance test.

Abstract

Background: Index plus foot is defined as the first metatarsus being lengthier than the second whereas
the Index minus foot is a condition where the second metatarsus is extended than the first metatarsal. The
prevalence of index minus foot is higher among females, a study on balance with index minus and index
plus foot on normal individual females are lacking. Objective: The objective of the study is to determine the
influence of index plus and index minus foot among collegiate girls Methodology: It is a non- experimental
study with sample size of 100 are taken and tested for both static and dynamic balance. Outcome Measures:
Flamingo balance test and Star Excursion Balance Test. Results: The mean and standard deviation of
flamingo balance test for index plus group is 9.24+2.77423 and the index minus is 15.04+1.6655. The mean
value of star excursion balance test for both groups resulted with less noticeable difference. Conclusion:
The study concludes that there is a difference in static balance, whereas there is no differences in dynamic
balance among collegiate girls.

Author Biographies

K.Jothi Prasanna

Assistant Professor

Z.Ayesha Farvin

Student, SRM college of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology,
Kattankulathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

K.Jothi Prasanna, & Z.Ayesha Farvin. (2021). Influence of Index Plus and Index Minus Foot on Static and Dynamic Balance among Collegiate Girls. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 178-180. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14299