Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 27, Pages: 1-5
Hwanhee Kim1 and Jemyung Shim2*
1 Department of Occupational Therapy, Semyung University, Jecheon-si - KS001, Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea; [email protected]
2 Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health and Science, Kangwon National University, Samcheok-si - KS007, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea; [email protected]
The backward walking can be used as an exercise program mainly after injury. However, the present reality is such that studies evaluating the effect of backward walking through the foot pressure are lacking. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in foot pressure through forward and backward walking training before and after the interventions by group. The subjects for this study were 20 people in control group, and 20 people in the experimental group. Measurement tool used was the gait analyzer. All subjects were evaluated in the same manner for the foot pressure before and after the intervention. Interventions were conducted five times a week for four weeks, 30 minutes a day. After having light clothing and flat shoes, subjects walked forward in the control group, while the subjects walked backward in the experimental group. As a result, there was no significant difference in foot pressure between the control and the experimental group. However, in the control group, F2, F5, and R4 showed statistically significant reduction in pre- and poet-test. In the experimental group, F5 and F6 showed statistically significant reduction in pre and poet-test. It is considered that the results of this study could be used as a basis when applying the backward walking training in the clinical trials.
Keywords: Backward Walking, Forward Walking, Foot Pressure
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