The role of kinesiotaping in improving the ankle dynamic stability | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


The role of kinesiotaping in improving the ankle dynamic stability

Author(s):imon Groshens, Jean Mazeas, Florian Forelli* and Maude Traulle

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.

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