Lane, Elizabeth C.||Porter, Lorena, 1907-
M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of Physical Education
Sixty college women, who exhibited functional foot pronation, were divided into two groups, Experimental and Control, of thirty subjects each. All subjects were foot- printed, and the footprints were scored for the degree of foot pronation employing the Ewing Method. The Experimental Group received a series of twenty-five lessons in neuro-muscular reconditioning using visual imagery. Each lesson was fifty minutes long, and presentation was twice weekly for fifteen weeks. The Control Group received no instruction and continued their usual daily activity without alteration. At the conclusion of the program, all subjects were footprinted, and the footprints were scored in the same manner used for the initial print. The pre-instructional and poet-instructional scores were totaled, averaged, and compared by statistical analysis. It was concluded that the amount of improvement in foot alignment of the Experimental Group was significant beyond the one percent level, and that the program of neuro-muscular reconditioning was effective in improving functional foot pronation.
Doser, Nancy Lou, "Effect of a program of neuro-muscular reconditioning on funtionally pronated feet" (1963). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 2717.
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