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Kinesiotaping for Normalizing Scapular Dyskinesis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 30, 2019
Last Update Posted : May 6, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Camille Tooth, University of Liege

Brief Summary:
The 3-dimensional position and orientation of the scapula as well as muscle activation of upper trapezius (UT), lower trapezius (LT) and serratus anterior (SA) of asymptomatic dyskinetic sportspeole will be recorded during shoulder flexion and shoulder abduction, in loaded and unloaded conditions. Participants will be assessed in standard condition and with two differents kinesiotaping techniques.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Scapular Dyskinesis Other: Kinesiotaping

Detailed Description:

About 20 dyskinetic asymptomatic people will be involved in the study. The objective will be to compare two different kinesiotaping techniques in normalizing scapular kinematics.

Tridimensional-movement of the scapula and EMG activity of periscapular muscles will be evaluated doing flexion (sagittal plane) and abduction (frontal plane) movements.

EMG acquisitions :

The electromyographic (EMG) signals are collected with Trigno Standard and Trigno Mini wireless sensors (Delsys, Boston, MA, USA) using silver-contact bipolar bar electrodes with fixed 10 mm inter-electrode spacing [49]. Three of the main scapular stabilizing muscles of the shoulder are investigated: upper trapezius, lower trapezius and serratus anterior. Electrodes are placed on the dyskinetic side. In case of bilateral scapular dyskinesis, electrodes are placed on the side where the most important dysfunction was observed. Data are acquired at a sample frequency of 1000 Hz.

Tridimensionnal assessment:

Scapular kinematics is assessed using a three-dimensional motion analysis system, an optoelectronic system based on active markers (Codamotion, Charnwood Dynamic, UK). For that purpose, four Codamotion CX1 units are used, at a sampling of 100 Hz. Fifteen active markers were placed on the skin of the subject on the same side as EMG electrodes: 4 on the thorax, 6 on the scapula, 4 on the arm and 1 on the acromio-clavicular joint.

Procedure :

  • Warm up : 2x10 shoulder internal and external rotations
  • Maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC)
  • 10 mouvements of abduction (frontal plane) + 10 mouvements of flexion (sagittal plane), with and without load in each condition (without kinesiotaping, with a first kinesiotaping technique and with a second kinesiotaping technique). The order of the different conditions will be randomised.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Kinesiotaping for Normalizing Scapular Dyskinesis : the Influence on Scapular Kinematics and on the Activity of Scapular Stabilizing Muscles
Actual Study Start Date : February 1, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 15, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : April 15, 2019

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Kinesiotaping
    Mc Connel taping and another kinesiotaping technique

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. EMG activity of upper trapezius, lower trapezius and serratus anterior [ Time Frame: in standard condition and with kinesiotaping (all the same day) ]
    Measurement with Delsys Trigno (non invasive electrodes)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Male dyskinetic sportspeople without shoulder pain, from sportsclub in the Province of Liege (Belgium)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • unilateral or bilateral scapular dyskinesis (visual evaluation, "yes-no method")
  • scapular downward rotation at rest

Exclusion Criteria:

  • asymmetry of length of lower limbs
  • scoliosis or dorsal hyperkyphosis shoulder surgical history
  • shoulder pain, shoulder injury (muscular, osseous, ligamentary, tendinous) or positive tendinous and impingement tests (Jobe, Patte 0°, Patte 90°, Lift off Test, Palm-up Test).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03821740

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Laboratoire d'Analyse du Mouvement Humain
Liège, Belgium, 4000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Liege
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Responsible Party: Camille Tooth, Principal Investigator, University of Liege Identifier: NCT03821740    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1
First Posted: January 30, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 6, 2019
Last Verified: May 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Data won't be shared with anyone

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Movement Disorders
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations