KNEE TAPING AND GROUND REACTION FORCES IN A SIT TO STAND, SQUAT, AND VERTICAL JUMPING TASKS

Paolo Sanzo, Carlos Zerpa

Abstract


This study examined the effect of no tape commpared to Kinesiotape, Leukotape, and placebo (type of tape) on resultant ground reaction forces (GRF) in a sit to stand, full squat, and vertical jumping task (functional task). Ten participants completed four testing sessions with different taping techniques. Mean resultant GRF was measured using an AMTl force platform for three trials of each task. There was no significant main effect for resultant GRF by type of tape and functional task (F(6, 108)=.003, p=1.0). There was a significant main effect for resultant GRF by functional task (F(2, 1 17)=145, p=.0005); sit to stand GRF were significantly lower than the GRF for squatting or vertical jumping. Knee taping may affect resultant GRF but may depend on the functional task being performed.

Keywords


Kinesiotape; Leukotape; placebo; no tape; functional task

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ISSN 1999-4168