Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Athletic Training (M.A.T.)

Degree Program

Health Professions

First Advisor

Meghan Fox

Second Advisor

Nicholas Lerma

Academic Year



Context: The low-dye taping (LDT) is a commonly used method that is intended to prevent overpronation and support the medial longitudinal arch (MLA) of the foot. There is limited investigation into the effectiveness of the LDT after dynamic, multiplanar exercises, and if the LDT’s effectiveness is affected by the degree of foot pronation.

Objective: Determine if the LDT is effective after a dynamic warm-up and if the degree of the taping’s effectiveness is changed with the severity of foot pronation.

Design: Cross-sectional study

Setting: Multipurpose court

Patients or Other Participants: Thirty-four participants (26 women, 8 men; age=21.4±1.9; height=167.0±9.0cm, weight=67.6±14.3kg) with a Foot Posture Index-6 (FPI-6) score of ≥+5.

Intervention: All participants completed a dynamic warm-up routine where dorsal arch heights (DAH) were collected before being taped, after being taped, and after the warm-up routine.

Main Outcome Measure(s): The dependent variables were the changes in DAH for the three different timeframes and participants were placed in either a ‘pronated’ or ‘highly pronated’ subgroup based on their FPI-6 scores. Separate one-way repeated measures ANOVAs were used to determine the LDT effectiveness over time and a two-way repeated-measures ANCOVA, with FPI-6 scores as a covariate, was also conducted.

Results: A one-way repeated measures ANOVA revealed that there was a significant difference in mean DAHs for the taping time points (p

Conclusion: Results of the current study show that the LDT was effective in supporting the MLA of participants with pronated foot postures following a dynamic warm-up and the degree of pronation did not alter its effectiveness.

Key Words: low-dye taping, arch support, dynamic warm-up, pronation

Abstract Word Count: 299