Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal
Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal
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Acute effect of low-Dye taping on dynamic plantar pressure in subjects with overpronation foot.

Guedes Rogério, Fernando Raphael Pinto; Santos, David Jeferson dos; Desiderio, André Felipe Silva; Freitas, Eliane Regina Ferreira Sernache de

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Introduction: The pronation foot is related to numerous musculoskeletal disorders, in order to reverse this biomechanical dysfunction has often been used to low-Dye taping (LDT). Objective: Evaluate the acute effect of the application of low-Dye taping (LDT) on dynamic Baropodometric parameters (DBP) in subjects with foot overpronation. Method: They evaluated 17 feet by baropodometric dynamic by midgait protocol. The pressure measurements were obtained by planting stratification of the foot region in eight shades in LDT conditions and without taping. Results: The Student t test for paired samples showed a significant reduction of peak plantar pressure, mean plantar pressure, integral pressure / time largely masks studied without however generate substantial increases in other plantar regions. Conclusion: The application of LDT proved to be an efficient way to reduce the DPB in subjects with foot overpronation.


Pronation, Pressure, Physical therapy modalites, Foot, Taping


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