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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.37 - 2014
CASE REPORT – abstract

Immediate effects of kinesio tape on acute hamstring strain

Senem Güner, Serap Alsancak
Ankara University School of Health Care Professions Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics Ankara, Turkey


To determine the immediate effects of applied kinesio tape on kinematics and spatiotemporal gait parameters of acute hamstring strain injury. A 19 year old male football player presented to sports medicine clinic with complaints of left knee hamstring strain. Three dimensional gait analyses were done after application of kinesio tape on patient. The taped condition in knee total excursion was nearly 5 degrees higher than the untaped condition in the left knee kinematics results. Especially, increased knee flexion of nearly 10 degrees in terminal swing phase that activated hamstring muscles in gait cycle.  Cadence was clinically increased taped condition. Our report results demonstrated kinesio taping increased knee flexion ROM apply on hamstring muscle strain, thus a positive effect on muscle activation.
Key words:

taping, knee flexion, hamstring strain

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