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Phys Ther Sport. 2013 Nov;14(4):199-206. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2012.09.006. Epub 2013 Apr 1.

The effects of two therapeutic patellofemoral taping techniques on strength, endurance, and pain responses.

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Athletic Training Research Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, 146 Recreation Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA. Electronic address: jaom17@gmail.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare the effects of taping techniques on clinical measures in patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) patients.

DESIGN:

Crossover experimental design.

SETTING:

Controlled laboratory.

PARTICIPANTS:

Twenty physically active PFPS patients.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Isokinetic strength and endurance, and perceived pain.

RESULTS:

Bilateral baseline differences existed for strength (involved = 1.8 ± 0.5 Nm/kg; uninvolved = 2.1 ± 0.5 Nm/kg; p = 0.001) and endurance (involved = 35.6 ± 14.0 J/kg; uninvolved = 40.2 ± 12.9 J/kg; p = 0.013). Strength (McConnell = 2.1 ± 0.6 Nm/kg, 95% SCI = (1.1, 4.2); Spider(®) = 2.1 ± 0.5 Nm/kg, 95% SCI = (0.9, 4.0)) and endurance (McConnell = 42.9 ± 13.8 J/kg, 95% SCI = (2.9, 11.6); Spider(®) = 42.5 ± 11.0 J/kg, 95% SCI = (2.6, -11.3)) increased when taped compared to baseline. Pain decreased during strength (baseline = 3.0 ± 2.2 cm; McConnell = 1.9 ± 1.7 cm, 95% SCI = (-1.8, -0.4); Spider(®) = 1.6 ± 2.0 cm, 95% SCI = (-2.0, -0.5)) and endurance (baseline = 2.5 ± 2.0 cm; McConnell = 1.5 ± 1.8 cm, 95% SCI = (-1.6, -0.4); Spider(®) = 1.1 ± 0.8 cm, 95% SCI = (-1.7, -0.5)) measurements when taped. Differences between taping techniques were insignificant.

CONCLUSIONS:

Taping improved clinical measures in PFPS patients. No differences existed between Spider(®) and McConnell techniques.

KEYWORDS:

Kinesiology tape; McConnell tape; Patellofemoral pain syndrome; Performance

PMID:
23557728
DOI:
10.1016/j.ptsp.2012.09.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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