Windlass Taping Technique for Symptomatic Relief of Plantar Fasciitis
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
John L. Echternach
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.P45 E76
This study investigated the biomechanical and symptomatic effects of a newly described taping technique to support the longitudinal arch in symptomatic plantar fasciitis patients. The subjects were 20 individuals all diagnosed by a physician with unilateral plantar fasciitis, ambulating full weight-bearing without an assistive device.
Measurements were taken pre and post-taping for calcaneal position, tibial position and navicular height, with the subjects serving as their own control. The subjects also reported pain level pre and post tape using a visual analog scale. The statistical analysis performed on the biomechanical data was the t-test, and Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed ranks test was performed on the visual analog scale data.
It was concluded that the Windlass Taping Technique" provided symptomatic relief at a statistically significant level. The taping technique also provided measurable, biomechanical changes in pronation.
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Ernst, Beth A..
"Windlass Taping Technique for Symptomatic Relief of Plantar Fasciitis"
(1997). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Rehabilitation Sciences, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/pmym-z512