The effect of kinesio taping® on muscle pain, sprint performance and flexibility in recovery from squat exercise in young adult women

Ozmen, T., Aydogmus, M., Dogan, H., Acar, D., Zoroglu, T. and Willems, Mark E. T. (2016) The effect of kinesio taping® on muscle pain, sprint performance and flexibility in recovery from squat exercise in young adult women. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 25 (1). pp. 7-12. ISSN 1056-6716

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Abstract

CONTEXT:
Kinesio taping® (KT) is a taping technique extensively used in rehabilitation of sports injuries; however, the effect of KT on delayed onset muscle soreness is not entirely clear.
OBJECTIVES:
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of kinesio tape on the quadriceps femoris on muscle pain, flexibility, and sprint performance after squat exercise.
DESIGN:
Crossover study SETTING: University research laboratory PARTICIPANTS: Nineteen female university students (age: 21.0 ± 1.2 years, weight: 53.0 ± 4.6 kg, height: 164 ± 4 cm) participated.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:
Pressure-pain threshold for quadriceps femoris was recorded using pressure algometry. Quadriceps femoris flexibility was measured as the range of motion of knee flexion with a stainless steel goniometer. Sprint speed measurements were conducted using photocells placed at 0 and 20 m. All participants completed both conditions (KT application and no KT application) following a 1 week wash out period. Measurements were taken at baseline and 48 hours post exercise. For the KT condition, KT was applied immediately before the exercise protocol and remained on the skin for 48 hours.
RESULTS:
Squat exercise reduced flexibility and increased pain and sprint time compared to baseline. KT application resulted in similar sprint time and muscle pain as the no KT condition, but maintained flexibility compared to baseline.
CONCLUSIONS:
It is concluded that KT application immediately before squat exercise has no effect on muscle pain and short sprint performance but maintains muscle flexibility at two days of recovery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
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Depositing User: Mark Willems
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 12:50
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 11:29
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1307

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