The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the effect of taping (Kinesio tape, placebo tape, no tape) on the velocity of an overhead baseball throw and muscle activity using surface electromyography (EMG) and a radar gun in a population of baseball players. Participants (n=13) completed three maximal overhead throws while surface EMG and velocity of overhead throws was recorded. There was a statistically significant two-way interaction between tape and muscle type, F(6,66) = 2.656, p < .05. There was no statistically significant difference in throwing velocity with the application of the different taping conditions.
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Harrison, Kara-Lyn; Zerpa, Carlos; and Sanzo, Paolo
"THE BIOMECHANICAL EFFECTS OF ROTATOR CUFF TAPING ON MUSCLE ACTIVITY AND THROWING VELOCITY IN BASEBALL PLAYERS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 38
, Article 54.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol38/iss1/54