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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-37

A research protocol of foot posture in traffic policeman


Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Waqar Naqvi
Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_178_21

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Background: Traffic police officers have a high-risk job as said by Driscoll. They also have many health-related issues due to their occupation. Mostly, their physical health is affected because of their long hours of standing duty on the road, exposure to sun and cold, constant travelling on bike throughout the day. In this research, we used foot posture index (FPI)-6 a novel method of rating foot posture using the set criteria and a simple scale. It is a clinical tool used to quantify the degree to which a foot is pronated, neutral, or supinated. Materials and Methods: The study has been structured as a cross-sectional survey. The total of 132 participants will be taken from traffic department policemen of Wardha city unit excluding policemen who were on leave or suffering from foot injuries. The study procedure will involve permission to conduct medial arch assessment for traffic policemen through DCP, Wardha. Demographic details such as gender and age will recorded and also weight and height will be taken to calculate body mass index for each individual. Weight will be taken with and without gadgets. Discussion: This study protocol aims to evaluate the foot posture evaluation of policeman of Wardha City. The study's expected outcome will concert on the evaluation of foot posture using FPI in traffic police officers of Wardha City.


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