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J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2013;26(3):291-7. doi: 10.3233/BMR-130382.

The influence of short-term kinesiology taping on force-velocity parameters of the rectus abdominis muscle.

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Department of Physiotherapy, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the influence of Kinesio-Tex tape on force-velocity parameters (F-V) of the rectus abdominis muscle immediately following application.

METHODS:

The study group selected consisted of 52 women with a BMI below 23 [kg/m(2)]. The study involved measuring the force-velocity parameters of trunk flexor muscles twice using the Biodex System 3 Pro Set. Analyzed parameters included peak torque [N/m], total work [J], power [W] and percentage ratio of trunk flexor and extensor peak torque.

RESULTS:

Comparing the results obtained in both tests, for a majority there were no statistically significant differences found in both the study group and control group.

CONCLUSIONS:

1. Short-term Kinesiology Taping on the rectus abdominis muscle does not cause a change in force-velocity parameters of trunk flexors. 2. Isolated application on the rectus abdominis muscle may be insufficient to cause a change in force-velocity parameters following such a short application time.

PMID:
23893144
DOI:
10.3233/BMR-130382
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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