The Effect of Morton's Foot on Static Balance Ability

몰톤발이 정적 균형 능력에 미치는 영향

Han, Jin-Tae;Go, Min-Ji;Kim, Yeong-Ju;Choi, Yeon-sung;Lyu, Hyeon-nam

  • Received : 2015.05.01
  • Accepted : 2015.05.20
  • Published : 2015.05.31


PURPOSE: According to advanced research, the effect of foot type on balance is 3 type. There are squared foot, morton's foot and Egyptian foot. Above all, Morton's foot accounts for 22% of people. The purpose of this study is to find the effect of Morton's Foot on Balance Ability. METHODS: Twenty healthy woman participate in this study(Mean age:23.93; Mean height: 163.35; Mean weight: 56.20). They doesn't have musculoskeletal or neurogical disorder. Ten of participants have morton's foot group, and another ten person are normal foot group. Measurment of balance was used by Balance trainer(BT4) and balance pad(AIREX). Data analyzed in 3 way ANOVA. RESULTS: In foot type and support type of variables, Morton's foot was significant differences in C90 area and Velocity. There was no significant difference between foot type and visual condition. In support type and visual condition of variables, unstable support significantly decreased in Tracelength, C90area and Velocity. If we find out correlationship of foot type, visual condition and support condition, There didn't have relationship each other. CONCLUSION: This study found that correlationship of foot type, visual condition and support condition. But, there are no significant differences. Nevertheless, These results will also be able to offer baseline data about Morton's foot study in future.


Balance;Morton's foot;Foot type


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