Comparison of subtalar angle, Q angle, trunk endurance and physical performance in ındividuals with pes planus and controls




Pes planus, Xbox 360Kinect, Performance, Subtalar angle, pes planus, Xbox 360Kinect, performance, subtalar angle, q angle


Aim: Pes planus is a health problem that develops due to the decrease in the height of the medial longitudinal arch (MLA) and affects the individual negatively in daily life by causing changes in the foot and trunk alignment. This study aimed to compare subtalar angle, Q angle, trunk endurance, and physical performance in individuals with pes planus and controls. Materials and Methods: Volunteers who did not have any history of surgery related to the lower extremities between the ages of 18-35 were divided into two groups as pes planus and control group. A total of 57 people, 28 from the pes planus group and 29 from the control group were included in the study. Subtalar Angle and Q Angle was determined with universal goniometer, Mcgill Trunk Flexion, Extension and Lateral Bridge Test was used to evaluate trunk endurance, and Xbox 360Kinect™ game console was used to evaluate physical performance.  Results: The left subtalar angle was higher in individuals with pes planus (p<0.05). The groups were found to be similar in terms of right and left Q angles (p>0.05). There was no significant difference between the groups in terms of trunk endurance values (p>0.05). Discus throw distances of individuals with pes planus were higher than healthy controls (p<0.05). There was no significant difference physical performances (p>0.05). Conclusion: Pes planus can negatively affect individuals in terms of subtalar angle and physical performance. Therefore, individuals with pes planus should be evaluated in terms of subtalar angle and physical performance during the rehabilitation process.


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How to Cite

Yildirim Sahan, T., Kuz, B., Gul, G., Aksu, B., Ozcan, M. N., & Gumus, O. (2022). Comparison of subtalar angle, Q angle, trunk endurance and physical performance in ındividuals with pes planus and controls. Journal of Social and Analytical Health, 2(3), 299–305.



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