Effects of Kinesiotape on Quadriceps and Hamstring Muscle Strength
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01994421|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 25, 2013
Background: Kinesiotaping (KT) is an elastic therapeutic tape developed in the 70's by Dr Kenso Kase for prevention and treatment of sports injuries. Research shows that through activation of skin receptors KT improves blood and lymph flow, increases proprioception, helps relieve pain, facilitates joint and muscle alignment, and enhances muscle function. Despite the increasing popularity of KT, uncertainty remains regarding, in particular, its effectiveness in improving strength.
Purpose: The purpose of the current study was to investigate the short-term effects of KT on muscle strength when applied to the quadriceps muscles of healthy subjects.
Methods: A randomized controlled trial with 52 healthy subjects was conducted. Subjects were tested under four different conditions: a) facilitating Kinesiotape, b) inhibiting Kinesiotape, c) classical tape with no elastic properties, and d) no-taping across four different sessions. The parameters of interest were: quadriceps and hamstrings maximal strength and power using vertical jump tests (squat jump and countermovement jump), and peak concentric and eccentric knee torque (using isokinetic test protocol).
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Healthy||Other: Kinesiotape||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||52 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Effects of Kinesiotape on Quadriceps and Hamstring Muscle Strength|
|Study Start Date :||September 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2013|
|Sham Comparator: Kinesiotape||
- Vertical jump height change with different tapes [ Time Frame: Week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4 ]
- Isokinetic knee strength change with different tapes [ Time Frame: Week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4 ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01994421
|Unite d'orthopédie et traumatologie du sport|
|Geneva, Switzerland, 1232|