عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Since the importance of ankle dynamic stability on sport performances, this article is going to assess ankle dynamic stability after kinesiotaping and its effect on neutral and pronated foot.
Method: In this study, 31 healthy athletes (15 neutral and 16 pronated foot) at 20-30 years old participated. Their dynamic balance tested by Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT), before and after ankle kinesiotaping. For data analysis, “student T-test” was used for comparing pronated with neutral foot at before and after taping separately and “paired T-test” to compare each type of foot before and after kinesiotaping. (α≤0/05)
Results: There were no significant differences between pronated and neutral foot in all directions, before and after kinesiotaping (P≥0.05), except at posterior direction before taping (P=0/04). Also significant differences were seen at anterior, posterior, anteromedial, posteromedial and posterolateral, in comparing before and after kinesiotaping of all subjects, that more was belong to pronated foot (P≤0.05)
Conclusion: Kinesiotaping can improve ankle dynamic stability, especially in pronated foot.