Efficacy of Tibialis Posterior Strengthening Exercise with Obesity Reduction Program in Flexible Flatfoot among Obese School Children
Keywords:Flexible flat foot, obesity, medial longitudinal arch, foot posture index-6, children physical activity questioner
Background: Flat foot (Pes Planus), is characterized by a reduced or absent medial longitudinal arch.
Flat foot can be caused by many factors, including obesity, wearing shoes, weakness of muscles.
Flat foot in obese children is mainly caused by the presence of a plantar fatty pad under the medial
longitudinal arch of the foot.
Objective: To compare the Efficacy of Tibialis Posterior Strengthening Exercise with Obesity reduction
program In Flexible Flatfoot among Obese School Children.
Methodology: A Randomized control trial (RCT) was conducted on 50 obese subjects with flexible
flat foot. Experimental group received both the intervention, and control group received only obesity
reduction programme. The tibialis posterior strengthening exercise is performed for 30 minutes per day
for 5 days a week for a period of 6 weeks. Obesity reduction programme performed for 30 minutes for
5 days a week for a period of 6 weeks.
Result: There was a significant difference was noted within the Group- A and Group B. Hence, TPSE
with ORP was found to be more effective compared to ORP to improve foot arch and physical activity
level among obese school children with flexible flat foot.
Conclusion: Tibialis posterior strengthening exercise with obesity reduction program was found
superior to only obesity reduction program in improving foot arch height and physical activity level
among obese school children with flexible flat foot
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