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Effect of Kinesio Taping on Muscle Strength in Quadriceps Femoris

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02290743
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 14, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 2, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nina Paulsen, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this project is to investigate the effect of Kinesio tape on muscle strength of the quadriceps femoris in people with knee pain or symptoms and decreased muscle strength in the quadriceps femoris - a randomized controlled trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anterior Knee Pain Muscle Weakness Knee Symptoms Other: Kinesio tape Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of recoil tape with 0-30% tension, by using one application of Kinesio tape over the muscle fibers of the quadriceps femoris from its origin to its insertion. The participants will be divided into intervention group (taping) and control group (no intervention). Muscle strength test will be performed before and immediately after taping (20-30 minutes) for both groups using hand-held dynamometer measurements (MicroFET 3).

Work is based on the following hypothesis: "Kinesio taping using recoil taping provides increased isometric muscle strength in quadriceps femoris immediately after application".


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 57 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of One Application of Kinesio Tape on Muscle Strength in Quadriceps Femoris on Patients With Knee Problems or Pain and Weak Quadriceps Femoris - a Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : November 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Kinesio tape
Kinesio tape on quadriceps femoris
Other: Kinesio tape
Application of one Kinesio tape with 0-30 % tension over the muscle fibers of the quadriceps femoris in a stretched position. The tape can be divided into several tails to cover the whole muscle from origin to insertion.
Other Names:
  • Kinesio taping
  • Kinesio tex taping

No Intervention: Control
No intervention



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Muscle strength [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
    Maximal isometric muscle strength monitored by a hand-held dynamometer (microFET 3)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time of break force [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
    How long the patient can hold against the pressure from the investigator until the force breaks

  2. Self-reported strength - effort scale [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
    Self-reported muscle strength from 0-10 (0 is nothing, 1 is extremely weak and 10 is extremely strong)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 67 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Shoulder problems
  • Low muscle strength in quadriceps femoris
  • Positive manual recoil-test for the quadriceps femoris

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Knee surgery <3 month
  • Pathology in the knee related to tumors, fractures, neurology, rupture of tendons

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02290743


Locations
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Norway
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Oslo, Norway, 0806
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Investigators
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Study Director: Grethe Myklebust, Phd, PT Department of Sports Medicine

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Responsible Party: Nina Paulsen, Physiotherapist and masterstudent in Sports Physiotherapy, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02290743     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KT-QF
First Posted: November 14, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 2, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Muscle Weakness
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms