Background: Active ankle stability corresponds to the integration of sensory information to allow the modulation of the motor response and its adaptation. Among these different effects, the Kinesio-Taping could have a stabilizing effect on the joints.
The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a link between the application of Kinesio-Taping and the improvement of active ankle stability. The dissertation is based on a clinical trial.
Methods: The sample consists of 15 asymptomatic participants, corresponding to recreational athletes. Y Balance Test and Side Hop Test are the functional tests selected to evaluate the stability of the ankle without and then with Kinesio-Taping application. Both the dominant and non-dominant side will be tested.
Results: Comparison of the results between passages with and without Kinesio-Taping shows significant differences: Tests with Kinesio-Taping show higher test performance. These data are found for the Y Balance Test as well as the Side Hop Test, during the dominant and non-dominant side passages.
Conclusion: Kinesio-Taping allows better motor performances in the case of our study and during the literature review. However, the placebo effect must be taken into account when interpreting the data.