The footprint and body posture are important variables to consider in the physical and motor development of school populations, so the objective was to analyze the relationship between footprint and body posture in physical education students of school age. The number of participants was 33 students divided into 2 groups: girls (42.5%) and boys (57.5%). The Portland State University (PSU) method was used for postural evaluation, and the Hernandez Corvo Index (HCI) was used for the footprint. The main findings were that 10% of the population had flat feet, significant differences were found in terms of posture where females had higher values, approaching the ideal value of 85%. A significant moderate correlation (r=0.46; p≤0.05) was found between BMI and shoulder girdle. In conclusion, there were no significant correlations between the PSU method and the HCI, possibly due to the subjectivity of the PSU method. The study supports and advises the practice of physical activity as an important factor in the prevention of flat feet and postural deviations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine