Short Term Effect of Kinesiotaping in Children with Flexible Flat Foot

Rijo Raju Abraham, (2017) Short Term Effect of Kinesiotaping in Children with Flexible Flat Foot. Masters thesis, KMCH College of Occupational Therapy, Coimbatore.


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BACKGROUND: Flatfootmay exist as an isolated pathology or as part of a larger clinical entity. These entities include generalized ligamentous laxity, neurologic and muscular abnormalities, genetic conditions, collagen disorders and structural disorder. Flat foot is found to be associated with pronated foot. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the short term effect of kinesiotaping and custom made medial arch support in correcting flexible flatfoot. METHOD: A quasi experimental pre-posttest design was adopted for the study in which 20 children with flexible flatfoot were recruited out of which 10 children in the experimental group underwent kinesiotaping and 10 children in the control group were provided with medial custom made medial arch support. The study duration was 4 weeks wherein the tests were conducted across four timelines-pretest, mid test, posttest and a final follow up test. The scales administered were ChippauxSmirak Index and Navicular Drop test. There were 6 sessions of intervention wherein the tape was applied for three days a week after which a one day gap was given. RESULTS: Experimental group showed significant in reduction of CSI and NDT. No significant difference was found between groups (p>0.05).However, the reduction of CSI and navicular drop test was slightly more in experimental group when compared with control group. CONCLUSION: The study concluded that kinesiotaping and custom made medial arch were found to be effective in children with flexible flatfoot preschool aged children aged 3-6 years.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.411513006
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flatfoot, kinesitape, custom made medial arch support.
Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY > Occupational Therapy in Paediatrics
Depositing User: Ravindran C
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 15:58
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 02:29

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