NORMATIVE VALUES OF THE FOOT LINE TEST IN PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

NORMATIVE VALUES OF THE FOOT LINE TEST

Authors

  • Siyona Dushing Intern, Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, DVVPF's,COPT,Ahmednagar
  • Deepak B. Anap Professor & HOD, Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, DVVPF's,COPT,Ahmednagar

Abstract

Background: A large variety of methods have been developed to classify the foot based on structure and alignment. Foot line test is one among them use to find out the influence of load carriage and musculoskeletal injuries that may be associated with an increased vertical ground reaction force. It helps to understand that the position of the medial prominence of the navicular, in a Mediolateral direction, would provide additional relevant information describing the amount of pronation. The aim of this study is to find out the normative values of the foot line test in physiotherapy students and to find out its correlation with BMI and the correlation between foot length and height of physiotherapy students. Methods: It's a cross-sectional study in which 60 subjects are included with free of a foot injury and musculoskeletal problem to lower limb. With participants in the standing position the first MTP joint and navicular tuberosity were marked on the paper. The foot line test was drawn in MTP joint and navicular tuberosity. Results: Results show that normative values for the right foot were ranging from -5 to +8 while that for the left foot was ranging from 0 to 5in males. The normative values for the right foot were ranging -3 to +3 while that for the left foot was ranging from0 to 4 in females. The correlation between BMI and right foot was positively correlated for the left foot it was negatively correlated. Correlation between foot length and height is positively correlated.  Conclusion:  The study result shows that the normative value of males which is found to be ranging from -5 to 8 and for females ranging from 0 to 5. For left foot normative values for males is ranging from -3 to 4, and for females, its 0 to 4. Correlation of foot length and person height is positively correlated, and the correlation of BMI is positively correlated with the right foot, negatively correlate with the left foot.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3754025

Keywords:

Foot line test, metatarso-phalangeal joint, body mass index, flat foot

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2019-12-31

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Dushing, S. ., & Anap, D. B. (2019). NORMATIVE VALUES OF THE FOOT LINE TEST IN PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY: NORMATIVE VALUES OF THE FOOT LINE TEST . VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 1(2), 66-71. Retrieved from https://vimsptcr.in/index.php/main/article/view/25