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Abstract

Kinesio taping (KT) might be of substantial value as far as adjunctive therapy of flat foot correction in children is concerned. The study’s prime aim is to evaluate the role of KT in terms of static plano-valgus foot therapy in children. The study involved 120 children aged 5 to 7. Parameter calculations determining the shape of foot were performed on the electronic podoscope before and after the therapy, and after the subsequent 4 months in order to evaluate the permanence of the therapy result. Statistical analysis revealed that the study period considerably influenced the change of parameters which determine the shape of foot within particular groups. During the consecutive study periods, a significant discrepancy in parameters determining the shape of foot was also identified. Application of kinesio taping, together with kinesiotherapy as well as separately, constitutes a successful treating method in the case of static plano-valgus foot in children and it also demonstrates a lasting outcome after the therapy is completed.

DOI

10.29359/BJHPA.09.2.09

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