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J Sci Med Sport. 2016 Apr;19(4):348-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.04.004. Epub 2015 Apr 24.

Effectiveness of neuromuscular taping on pronated foot posture and walking plantar pressures in amateur runners.

Author information

1
Camilo José Cela University, Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Spain.
2
Section of Clinical Biomechanics and Physical Medicine, Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, UK.
3
Department of Nursing and Podiatry, University of Málaga, Spain. Electronic address: gagijon@uma.es.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To determine the effect kinesiotaping (KT) versus sham kinesiotaping (sham KT) in the repositioning of pronated feet after a short running.

DESIGN:

Prospective, randomised, double-blinded, using a repeated-measures design with no cross-over.

METHODS:

116 amateur runners were screened by assessing the post-run (45min duration) foot posture to identify pronated foot types (defined by Foot Posture Index [FPI] score of ≥6). Seventy-three runners met the inclusion criteria and were allocated into two treatment groups, KT (n=49) and sham KT (n=24). After applying either the KT or sham KT and completing 45min of running (mean speed of 12km/h), outcome measures were collected (FPI and walking Pedobarography).

RESULTS:

FPI was reduced in both groups, more so in the KT group (mean FPI between group difference=0.9, CI 0.1-1.9), with a score closer to neutral. There were statistically significant differences between KT and sham KT (p<.05 and p<.01) in pressure time integral, suggesting that sham KT had a greater effect.

CONCLUSIONS:

KT may be of some assistant to clinicians in correction of pronated foot posture in a short-term. There was no effect of KT, however on pressure variables at heel strike or toe-off following a short duration of running, the sham KT technique had a greater effect.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

Therapy, level 1b.

KEYWORDS:

Change; Foot Posture Index; Physical therapy techniques; Plantar pressure; Pronation; Running

PMID:
25956688
DOI:
10.1016/j.jsams.2015.04.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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