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
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Anterior Knee Pain Muscle Weakness Knee Symptoms||Other: Kinesio tape||Not Applicable|
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".
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||57 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|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|
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.
No Intervention: Control
- Muscle strength [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]Maximal isometric muscle strength monitored by a hand-held dynamometer (microFET 3)
- Time of break force [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]How long the patient can hold against the pressure from the investigator until the force breaks
- 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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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02290743
|Norwegian School of Sport Sciences|
|Oslo, Norway, 0806|
|Study Director:||Grethe Myklebust, Phd, PT||Department of Sports Medicine|