[Influence of foot position in the static posturography]

Objective: To study the effect of position of the feet on posturography.

Method: The quantitative significance of the standing position in posturographic measurements was evaluated with 30 healthy volunteers studied under nonvisual conditions, using 5 foot positions: heels toghther with the toes 30 degrees apart or at an angle of the voleer’s own choice, and the feet parallel and 0.5 or 10 cm apart were studied respectively.

Result: Five test methods showed different results. The feet parallel and 10 cm apart is the most stable position among 5 test methods, the most unstable position is feet parallel and together.

Conclusion: Feet position can influence the results of test. For those who can hardly stand with the feet parallel and together can choose the feet apart position.

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