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Fisioterapia em Movimento

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MORAES, Geraldo Fabiano de Souza; ANTUNES, Adriana Papini; REZENDE, Elaine Souza  y  OLIVEIRA, Poliana Cardoso Ribeiro de. Use of different types of shoes do not interfere in healthy women orthostatic posture. Fisioter. mov. (Impr.) [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.4, pp.565-574. ISSN 1980-5918.

INTRODUCTION: In the last years women began to wear high-heeled shoes to become more beautiful. However, this habit also triggered several negative effects on the musculoskeletal system. One of the most prevalent aspects is women with complaints of discomfort in the lumbar region for the use of high-heeled shoe. Authors described that there may be a relation between attitude and the present discomfort, often associated with muscular fatigue and increase the ground reaction forces during the use of such footwear. There are controversies in the literature about the effect of using high-heeled shoes for women in postural changes and overload on the spine and body segments. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to verify if different types of shoes are able to significantly modify the biomechanics through static postural evaluation. METHODOLOGY: Fifteen sedentary women were subjected to a static evaluation posture with the use of the Software for Postural Evaluation. Variance analysis for repeated measures was used to investigate differences between the shoes in all variables postural analyzed. The significance level was α equal 0,05. RESULTS: The results showed no significant difference in static position with the types of shoes and barefoot. CONCLUSION: It was concluded that the shoes did not interfere in static position of this sample.

Palabras clave : Posture; Evaluation; Biomechanics.

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