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dc.contributor.authorBriem, Kristin
dc.contributor.authorEythorsdottir, Hrefna
dc.contributor.authorMagnúsdottir, Ragnheidur G
dc.contributor.authorPálmarsson, Rúnar
dc.contributor.authorRúnarsdottir, Tinna
dc.contributor.authorSveinsson, Thorarinn
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-14T10:03:09Z
dc.date.available2012-05-14T10:03:09Z
dc.date.issued2011-05
dc.date.submitted2012-05-14
dc.identifier.citationJ. Orthop. Sports. Phys. Ther. 2011, 41 (5):328-35en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0190-6011
dc.identifier.pmid21212501
dc.identifier.doi10.2519/jospt.2011.3501
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/223502
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links field.en_GB
dc.description.abstractSTUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of 2 adhesive tape conditions compared to a no-tape condition on muscle activity of the fibularis longus during a sudden inversion perturbation in male athletes (soccer, team handball, basketball). BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains are common in sports, and the fibularis muscles play a role in providing functional stability of the ankle. Prophylactic ankle taping with nonelastic sports tape has been used to restrict ankle inversion. Kinesio Tape, an elastic sports tape, has not been studied for that purpose. METHODS: Fifty-one male premier-league athletes were tested for functional stability of both ankles with the Star Excursion Balance Test. Based on the results, those with the 15 highest and those with the 15 lowest stability scores were selected for further testing. Muscle activity of the fibularis longus was recorded with surface electromyography during a sudden inversion perturbation. Each participant was tested under 3 conditions: ankle taped with nonelastic white sports tape, ankle taped with Kinesio Tape, and no ankle taping. Differences in mean muscle activity were evaluated with a 3-way mixed-model analysis of variance (ANOVA) for the 3 conditions, across four 500-millisecond time frames, and between the 2 groups of stable versus unstable participants. Differences in peak muscle activity and in the time to peak muscle activity were evaluated with a 2-way mixed-model ANOVA. RESULTS: Significantly greater mean muscle activity was found when ankles were taped with nonelastic tape compared to no tape, while Kinesio Tape had no significant effect on mean or maximum muscle activity compared to the no-tape condition. Neither stability level nor taping condition had a significant effect on the amount of time from perturbation to maximum activity of the fibularis longus muscle. CONCLUSION: Nonelastic sports tape may enhance dynamic muscle support of the ankle. The efficacy of Kinesio Tape in preventing ankle sprains via the same mechanism is unlikely, as it had no effect on muscle activation of the fibularis longus.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOrthopaedic Section and Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Associationen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2011.3501en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAnkle Injuriesen_GB
dc.subject.meshAthletic Injuriesen_GB
dc.subject.meshAthletic Tapeen_GB
dc.subject.meshElasticityen_GB
dc.subject.meshElectromyographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMuscle, Skeletalen_GB
dc.subject.meshRange of Motion, Articularen_GB
dc.subject.meshSprains and Strainsen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titleEffects of kinesio tape compared with nonelastic sports tape and the untaped ankle during a sudden inversion perturbation in male athletes.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLandspitali The National University Hospital, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapyen_GB
html.description.abstractSTUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of 2 adhesive tape conditions compared to a no-tape condition on muscle activity of the fibularis longus during a sudden inversion perturbation in male athletes (soccer, team handball, basketball). BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains are common in sports, and the fibularis muscles play a role in providing functional stability of the ankle. Prophylactic ankle taping with nonelastic sports tape has been used to restrict ankle inversion. Kinesio Tape, an elastic sports tape, has not been studied for that purpose. METHODS: Fifty-one male premier-league athletes were tested for functional stability of both ankles with the Star Excursion Balance Test. Based on the results, those with the 15 highest and those with the 15 lowest stability scores were selected for further testing. Muscle activity of the fibularis longus was recorded with surface electromyography during a sudden inversion perturbation. Each participant was tested under 3 conditions: ankle taped with nonelastic white sports tape, ankle taped with Kinesio Tape, and no ankle taping. Differences in mean muscle activity were evaluated with a 3-way mixed-model analysis of variance (ANOVA) for the 3 conditions, across four 500-millisecond time frames, and between the 2 groups of stable versus unstable participants. Differences in peak muscle activity and in the time to peak muscle activity were evaluated with a 2-way mixed-model ANOVA. RESULTS: Significantly greater mean muscle activity was found when ankles were taped with nonelastic tape compared to no tape, while Kinesio Tape had no significant effect on mean or maximum muscle activity compared to the no-tape condition. Neither stability level nor taping condition had a significant effect on the amount of time from perturbation to maximum activity of the fibularis longus muscle. CONCLUSION: Nonelastic sports tape may enhance dynamic muscle support of the ankle. The efficacy of Kinesio Tape in preventing ankle sprains via the same mechanism is unlikely, as it had no effect on muscle activation of the fibularis longus.


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