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Influence of Kinesio Tape on Lower Limb Muscular Activity after Knee Joint Rehabilitation Program

Version 1 : Received: 28 July 2020 / Approved: 30 July 2020 / Online: 30 July 2020 (07:44:16 CEST)

How to cite: El-Gazzar, H.; Abdel gawad, A.B.; Akl, A. Influence of Kinesio Tape on Lower Limb Muscular Activity after Knee Joint Rehabilitation Program. Preprints 2020, 2020070706 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0706.v1). El-Gazzar, H.; Abdel gawad, A.B.; Akl, A. Influence of Kinesio Tape on Lower Limb Muscular Activity after Knee Joint Rehabilitation Program. Preprints 2020, 2020070706 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0706.v1).

Abstract

Kinesio tape is considered one of the most common techniques which using recently, where it is used as a therapeutic technique for pain relief, correction of joint position, prevention of oedema and injuries, improve range of motion and muscular activity for the individual. This study is a descriptive research design and aims to identify the effect of using Kinesio tape on the neuromuscular activity of quadriceps muscle after the rehabilitation program of the knee joint. The study sample consists of (10) players from different sports (football, basketball …etc.) and suffering from knee joint injuries. This sample was taken from Kafr-El sheikh and Kaleen club. Results showed that Kinesio tape doesn’t have any explicit effect on the neuromuscular activity of muscle but acts as a catalyst for muscle and promote a person’s feeling of psychological wellbeing and reassurance.When comparing results of using Kinesio tape during performing leg squatting and balance test with not using tape, founded that when performing leg squatting and balance test with using Kinesio tape, there were significant effects on muscle activity compared to not using it.

Subject Areas

Kinesio tape; injury-prevention; electromyography

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