THE EFFECTS OF SPORTS TAPING ON IMPACT FORCES AND MECHANICAL BEHAVIORS OF SOFT TISSUE DURING DROP LANDING

  • N. Kang
  • W. Chae
  • C. Yang
  • G. Lee
Keywords: impact force, mechanical behavior, drop landing, strain, stress

Abstract

Wakeling et al. (2002) proposed that resonant soft tissue vibrations caused by impact force may be potentially harmful. Bartold et al. (2009) reported that longitudinal strain of the plantar fascia was significantly reduced under the tape condition and it affected alleviating the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Accordingly, if sports taping may develop the goal of reducing the strain and stress of muscle, it can be illustrated to help muscle tuning to minimize soft tissue vibration and prevent injury. Since the proven mechanical effects of sports taping not established, the purpose of this study was to determine how sports taping affects impact force and mechanical behaviors in the lower extremity.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities