The effect of kinesiotaping on isokinetic knee strength during long term volleyball training program


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Koç I., GÜZEL N. A., Saltaci C., AKARÇEŞME C.

Fizyoterapi Rehabilitasyon, vol.27, no.3, pp.89-94, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Abstract
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.21653/tfrd.286711
  • Journal Name: Fizyoterapi Rehabilitasyon
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-94
  • Keywords: Kinesiotaping, Muscle strength, Quadriceps femoris, Volleyball
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate whether taping the quadriceps muscle using the KinesioTex facilitation technique affected isokinetic strength during an 8-week training program. Methods: 20 female volunteer volleyball players aged 15-19 were divided into two groups; taping and control group. Isokinetic muscular strength was measured three times: before taping (1 st measurement), 45 minutes after the first taping (2nd measurement) and after an 8-week taping process (3rd measurement). Results: No significant differences were found between taping and control groups in isokinetic strength of Quadriceps (p<0.05). No significant variations were seen in peak torque and total work values before taping and after the 8-week taping process (p<0.05). Discussion: In conclusion, it can be seen that long-term taping for healthy individuals does not cause any increase in muscle strength. The reason why no significant results are observed in other parameters may be that Kinesio® taping does not give sufficient tactile stimulus to cause increase in strength of healthy individuals; or that the facilitation technique suggested for Quadriceps muscle is insufficient, on its own, to stimulate the muscle.