The immediate effects of fibular repositioning tape on ankle kinematics and muscle activity Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • East, Megan
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
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  • Objective: To evaluate the immediate effects of fibular repositioning tape on ankle kinematics and muscle activity during a single-leg drop landing in subjects with chronic ankle instability. Design: An experimental research design was used to compare a fibular repositioning tape group (n=10), placebo tape group (n=10), and control group (n=10) before and after a taping intervention. Subjects: Thirty subjects with chronic ankle instability volunteered to participate. Measurements: Ankle kinematics and lower extremity EMG data were recorded. A mixed-model ANOVA was used for statistical analyses for each dependent variable. Post-hoc testing was done with independent and dependent t-tests. Results: The fibular repositioning tape group landed with a decreased plantarflexion angle at initial contact (p<0.0005) and had decreased mean amplitude EMG of the tibialis anterior during the preparatory phase (p<0.0005). Conclusions: Fibular repositioning tape may cause beneficial changes in landing kinematics that may lead to a decreased rate of ankle sprains.
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