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Immediate Effects of Low-Dye Taping on the Ankle Motion and Ground Reaction Forces in the Pronated Rear-Foot During Gait  

Kim, Sung-shin (Dept. of Physical Therapy, The Graduate School, Hallym University)
Chung, Jae-yeop (Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Kyongbuk Science College)
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Physical Therapy Korea / v.23, no.1, 2016 , pp. 72-79 More about this Journal
Background: Increased foot pronation causes biomedchanical changes at the lower limbs, which may result in musculoskeletal injuries at the proximal joints. Pronation rear-foot leads to plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and posterior tibial tendonitis pathologically. According to the recent meta-analysis, They showed that therapeutic adhesive taping is more effective than foot orthoses and motion control footwear, low-Dye (LD) taping has become the most popular method used by physiotherapists. Objects: The purpose of this study was to determine the immediate effects of LD taping results in different ankle motion and ground reaction force (GRF) as before and after applied LD taping on pronated rear-foot during gait. Methods: Twenty-four participants were recruited for this study. The gait data were recorded using an 8-camera motion capture system and two force platforms. At first, the experiments were carried out that participants walked barefoot without LD taping. And then they walked both feet was applied LD taping. Results: The ankle inversion minimum was significantly greater after LD taping than before LD taping (p=.04); however, in the GRF, there were no significant differences in the inversion maximum or total motion of the stance phase (p=.33, p=.07), or in the vertical (p=.33), posterior (p=.22), and lateral (p=.14) peak forces. Conclusion: The application of taping to pronation rear-foot assists in increased ankle inversion.
Ground reaction force; Inversion angle; Low-dye taping; Pronated rear-foot;
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