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Background: Close Chain Exercises are the exercises where the distal part of the extremity is fixed to an object, close chain exercises are more functional or it closely approximate to the movement that we mostly use in our daily life. It leads to multiple joint movements. Post pregnancy leads to changes in foot due to increase in weight and causes changes in arches of foot or any foot problems. So in this close chain exercises is given to postpartum women with foot problems.
Objectives: The objective was to check the effectiveness of close chain exercises on foot dysfunction in postnatal women.
Materials and Methodology: An experimental study was carried out using simple random sampling method during 3 months in Krishna hospital. A total of 72 samples were taken for the survey, they were made to fill the foot function index and the one with foot dysfunction were given close chain exercises. A 4 week protocol was set for each women and they were asked to come for follow up after 2 weeks. Each time they were made to fill the foot function index scale to check for improvement in their pain.
Results: Significant, very significant, extremely significant changes were seen for close chain exercises on foot dysfunction in postnatal women.
Conclusion: This study concluded that close chain exercises for postnatal women with foot dysfunction reduced their pain and improved their quality of life.
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