This study investigated the effects of Kinesio® Tape on knee kinematics during a drop jump (DJ) test in 20 young women that had or were currently participating in competitive basketball or volleyball. Three taping conditions were randomly applied to the dominant leg of each participant: no tape (NT), gluteus medius (GM) facilitation, and spiral technique (ST). Multiple 3 x 2 RMANOVAs assessed the differences in peak knee flexion and abduction, and time to peak (TTP) angles, between taping conditions. No significant differences were found for peak knee angles or TTP, suggesting that GM and ST Kinesio® Tape applications did not alter measured knee kinematics during a DJ test. Any mitigation strategy should not depend on Kinesio® Tape alone and take a comprehensive approach that includes strength and neuromuscular training.
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Collins, Kyle S.; Smedley, Katelynn; Riegel, Hannah; Christensen, Bryan; and Lyman, Katie
"EFFECT OF TWO KINESIO TAPE TECHNIQUES ON KNEE KINEMATICS DURING A DROP JUMP TEST,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 30.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/30