The effect of foot exercise upon foot function and balance

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Laura Lillian Bailey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: Over the years, the subject of feet has been of interest to people concerned with movement, not only from the standpoint of pathological conditions including pain and malformations, but also from the standpoint of function as a result of evolutionary and environmental trends. Because of the erect characteristics of man, the feet must function to support the entire body weight and help to balance the unstable, tower-like body. During body locomotion, the feet must not only supply the locomotive force, but they must remain the base of support and balance for the body. The vulnerable position of the feet lends itself to stresses and strains of locomotion and body balance. Faulty mechanics of support and movement accentuate die burden placed upon the feet. It, therefore, is highly desirable to have feet which are able to withstand efficiently and effectively the demands placed upon them.

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Language: English
Date: 1963

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