The effect of low-Dye taping on peak plantar pressures of normal feet during gait

Russ, S. J. and Chipchase, L. S. (2001) The effect of low-Dye taping on peak plantar pressures of normal feet during gait. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 47 4: 239-244. doi:10.1016/S0004-9514(14)60271-3


Author Russ, S. J.
Chipchase, L. S.
Title The effect of low-Dye taping on peak plantar pressures of normal feet during gait
Journal name Australian Journal of Physiotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9514
Publication date 2001-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0004-9514(14)60271-3
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 47
Issue 4
Start page 239
End page 244
Total pages 6
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic Australia
Publisher Australian Physiotherapy Association
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract This study investigated whether low-Dye anti-pronation taping altered peak plantar pressures of normal feet during gait. The Emed-AT- 2 platform system was used to measure peak plantar pressures. Forty subjects performed two sets of six walks over the Emed-AT-2 forceplate. One set of walks was performed barefoot whilst the other set was performed with the low-Dye tape applied to the right foot. Computer software divided the heel, midfoot and forefoot into six areas (masks) for analysis. The mean for the peak plantar pressures (N/cm(2)) of each of these masks was determined for both sets of walks. Paired t-tests found a significant difference between the barefoot and taped peak plantar pressures in each of the six masks. Overall low-Dye anti- pronation taping significantly altered the peak plantar pressures of normal feet during gait. Of particular interest was that a significant reduction in mean peak plantar pressure was observed in the medial midfoot (1.4 N/cm(2)) whilst a significant increase occurred in the lateral midfoot (2.6 N/cm(2)). (author abstract)
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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