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Clin Rehabil. 2005 Jan;19(1):12-9.

Vastus lateralis and vastus medialis obliquus muscle activity during the application of inhibition and facilitation taping techniques.

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Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. prawit.j@chula.ac.th

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effect of inhibition and facilitation taping techniques on the activity of vastus lateralis and vastus medialis obliquus.

DESIGN:

Repeated-measures design.

SETTING:

Laboratory in an educational institution.

SUBJECTS:

Thirty healthy females aged between 18 and 23 years.

INTERVENTION:

Subjects were tested during the application of inhibition tape, facilitation tape and no tape to vastus lateralis in random order.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Electromyographic activity of vastus lateralis and vastus medialis obliquus during stair descent was recorded using bipolar surface electrodes.

RESULTS:

Electromyographic activity of vastus lateralis and vastus medialis obliquus during the application of inhibition tape or facilitation tape did not alter significantly compared with no tape condition.

CONCLUSIONS:

Taping designed to inhibit or facilitate muscle activity via sensory stimulation does not affect vastus lateralis or vastus medialis obliquus activity in healthy subjects. Further investigation is required to find a means of muscle taping that could be recommended as an intervention for patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome.

PMID:
15704504
DOI:
10.1191/0269215505cr834oa
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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