THE EFFECT OF TAPE ON THE AMOUNT AND RATE OF ANKLE INVERSION BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER 60 MINUTES OF EXERCISE
Keywords: inversion platform, ankle taping, functional drills, kinematics
AbstractEighteen (9M, 9F) college students were randomly assigned to a treatment order (T-TA-RT or T-RT-TA) to determine the effect of tape (T), tape added (TA), and re-tape (RT) on the amount and rate of ankle inversion before (B), during (D), and after (A) 60 min of exercise when an inversion platform unexpectedly dropped the right ankle into 35 deg of inversion. Individual ANOVAs for the dependent variables (amount and rate of inversion) revealed significantly greater values for the T condition compared to the TA and RT conditions and for the B condition compared to the D and A conditions. Although interaction effects were not statistically significant, the results of this study suggest that adding tape (TA) and re-taping (RT) after 30 min of exercise are equally effective in reducing the amount and rate of ankle inversion from 30 to 60 min of exercise (B to A).
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