The effect of regular exercises using a specially designed arc support on pes planus feet: a case presentation

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Medicine Science International Medical Journal, cilt.6, no.1, ss.144-150, 2017 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: Medicine Science International Medical Journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.144-150


This study was conducted to assess the effect of regular exercises done with specially designed insoles on pes planus. Pes planus occurs when the height of the
medial longitudinal arch of the foot decreases or completely collapses. An 18 month of exercise plan was conducted on 1 year old male with rigid pes planus.
In order to determine the development of the study on the participant, height, body weight, body fat percentage, 30 m, 60 m sprint tests, vertical jump test, a 12-
minute Cooper test, flexibility tests have been applied and podoscopy imaging techniques were used to detect pes planus. The tests were carried out two times,
one before the study (pre-test) and at the end of it (post-test). A positive difference between the tests and the podoscope images showing that the arches of the
feet came to be in normal sizes, prove a positive outcome. While the arches of the soles of his feet were measured to be zero in the first measurement, the
height became 16 mm in the final measuring. It could be considered that the pes planus is eliminated as the participant now walk and run without pain and the
soles of his feet seem normal. These positive developments have increased the participants' quality of life.