Injury prevention

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Kinesio taping (KT) by fatigue intervention, on stop-jump task. Eleven female athletes served as subject. Two force plates and ten cameras were synchronized to capture the stop-jump task. We found larger peak hip flexion angular velocity and lower jump height, at touch down after fatigue intervention. When without taping, peak vertical loading rate was increased. After taping, we found delayed time of peak hip flexion angle and peak anterior-posterior force, smaller peak vertical force and vertical impulse within 50 ms at landing phase, along with delayed time of peak vertical force after fatigue. It concluded that KT can decrease the load in landing on knee whether fatigue or not, but has no acute effect on enhancing performance. We recommend that KT be applied on intense exercises with repeated jumping.