Publication Date

1963

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Lane, Elizabeth C.||Porter, Lorena, 1907-

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Physical Education

LCSH

Foot--Abnormalities

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

vi, 63 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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