Hawke et al. recruited 30 healthy children between the ages of 7 and 15.
Clinical data related to Body Mass Index, left Foot Posture Index-6 (FPI, Beighton scale score, Lower Limb Assessment Scale score (LLAS) and left ankle lunge angle, were collected for the study.
The criteria for FPI-6 involved talar head palpation, curves above and below the lateral malleolus, inversion/eversion of the calcaneus, bulge in the region of the talonavicular joint, congruence of the medial longitudinal arch and abduction/adduction of the forefoot on the rearfoot.
The purpose of the Beighton scale was to identify the presence of joint hypermobility at the wrist, fifth metacarpal phalangeal joint, elbow, knee and the lumbo-sacral spine.
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