Effects of Kinesio taping on joint position sense of the ankle.

Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of Kinesio taping on the joint position sense of the ankle. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects of this study were 26 nomal adults who had experienced ankle sprain. Kinesio taping was applied over the ankle medial ligament and ankle lateral ligament with eight pattern reinforcement taping. Joint position sense was measured using isokinetic equipment (Biodex System 4 pro dynamometer, Biodex Medical systems Inc., USA) during dorsiflexion/plantarflexion and inversion/eversion, before and after taping. Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS 21.0 for Windows. [Results] Joint position sense after Kinesio taping was improved in the dorsiflexion and inversion positions. [Conclusion] According to the results of this study, Kinesio taping of the ankle is effective for the prevention of ankle sprain.

DOI: 10.1589/jpts.28.1158

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@article{Seo2016EffectsOK, title={Effects of Kinesio taping on joint position sense of the ankle.}, author={Hyun-Do Seo and Min-Young Kim and Jung-eun Choi and Ga-Hee Lim and Seong-In Jung and So-Hyun Park and Song-Hee Cheon and Hae-Yong Lee}, journal={Journal of physical therapy science}, year={2016}, volume={28 4}, pages={1158-60} }