2017, Volume 9, Issue 2
The positive role of kinesio taping in adjunctive therapy of static plano-valgus feet in children between the ages of 5 and 7
Agnieszka Strączyńska1, Jacek Kruczyński2, Agnieszka Radzimińska1, Magdalena Weber-Rajek1, Ewelina Lulińska-Kuklik3, Aleksander Goch1
1Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Department of Physiotherapy, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
2Department of General Orthopedic, Orthopedic Oncology and Traumatology, Poznan University of Medical Science
3Department of Mass Sport, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport
Author for correspondence: Agnieszka Strączyńska; Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Department of Physiotherapy, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun; email: agnieszkaborkowska2[at]wp.pl
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.
Key words: kinesio taping, static plano-valgus foot, children