EFFECT OF SPORTS TAPING APPLIED FUNCTIONAL CORRECTION GARMENT FOR ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS IMPROVEMENT

  • Yang-Sun Park
  • Byung-Hoon Woo
  • Moon-Suk Kwon
  • Jae-Jung Kim
  • Sung-Jung Kim
  • Jong-Moon Kim
  • Woen-Sik Chae
  • Young-Tae Lim
Keywords: idiopathic scoliosis, orthosis, posture, gait, Cobb’s angle, electromyography

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to analyze the effect of wearing underwear type functional garment for the correction scoliosis by conducting a case study. Two patients wore the garment for 8–week. Cobb’s angle and EMG activities during a gait were measured before and after the treatment for the analysis. Both subjects showed that the activities of the right psoas, biceps femoris and gluteus medius were increased. The Cobb’s angle was decreased after 8-week period of wearing. These results matched with the purpose of developed functional correction wear that induce the right psoas muscle contraction and the left psoas muscle relaxation. It seems to be useful wear for adolescent scoliosis patients who avoid using orthosis, and to use special functional underwear to improve their posture.
Published
2013-09-03
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation