Comparison of Tarara Functional Test scores in young girls with and without foot deformities

Poster Presentation
Paper ID : 1566-12THCONG
1Islamic Azad University, Science and Research
2Assistant Professor Faculty of Sport Sciences Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University
3Associate Professor, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University
The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of TARARA tests in young girls with and without foot deformities.
The statistical population of this causal-comparative study was all female athletes aged 12 to 14 years in the 97-98 academic year of Tehran (District 1 and 3). The sample consisted of 45 people who were selected purposively based on Navi drop index and the research criteria and were divided into three groups (15 individuals with natural foot structure, 15 people with external foot rotation and 15 patients with internal foot rotation). Sixteen Tarara tests were used to compare the performance test scores. Data were analyzed by Shapiro-Wilk tests and ANOVA in SPSS software version 21 at α = 0.05.
The findings of this study showed that between the scores of TARARA functional tests in young girls with normal foot structure and external foot rotation in the In-Line Lunge for Distance (P = 0.001), Lateral Lunge for Distance (P = 0.001) ), Anterior Balance (P = 0.031), Internal Posterior and External Posterior balance (P = 0.001), Lumbar Endurance (P = 0.001), Side Plank Adduction (P = 0.02), Straight Leg Raise There was a significant difference (P = 0.001), and single leg Scott (P = 0.001) and no significant difference was observed in other factors (P≤0.05).
Based on the results, it seems that Tarara's functional scores provide a good model of prevention of possible injuries to trainers and therapists to reduce the incidence of upper extremity injuries, especially lower extremity injuries (ankle and knee), in female athletes with varying foot deformities predict. Therefore, it is recommended that sports educators and teachers use Tarara functional tests to improve and prevent sports injuries, along with clinical medical diagnostic tests.