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
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.
taping, knee flexion, hamstring strain