THE COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT ELASTIC TENSION OF KINESIO TAPING ON GASTROCNEMIUS MUSCLE ACTIVATION

Hsiao-Yun Chang, Shih-Chung Cheng, Ya-Hsin Hsueh, Chu-Ling Lo

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of different elastic tension of Kinesio taping on gastrocnemius muscle activation. Thirty-seven healthy athletes was recruited and randomly divided into three groups: Elastic tension 0% (N = 13), 10% (N = 12), and 20% (N = 12). All athletes were applied Kinesio taping on gastrocnemius muscle in 3 different elastic tape tensions. The wireless electromyography was used to assess the gastrocnemius muscle activation before and after applied Kinesio taping while jogging on treadmill. The results showed that a significant interaction between different elastic tape tension and pre-post taping applied (p<.05). The elastic tape tension 0% and 10% showed significant decreased on the muscle activation after Kinesio taping applied.

Keywords


elastic taping; electromyography; sports injury

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ISSN 1999-4168