Effects of kinesio-taping on performance with respect to fatigue in rugby players: A pilot study

Gerda Strutzenberger, Joe Moore, Hywel Griffiths, Hermann Schwameder, Gareth Irwin

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Abstract

Kinesio-taping has become popular in athletes aiming to improve their performance, as it might influence muscle strength and blood circulation. Due to these aspects kinesio-taping could also affect muscle fatigue and relative power production. Therefore, the aim of this pilot study was to identify the effect of kinesio-taping on performance outcome and relative power contribution of the hip, knee and ankle joint in rested and fatigued situation. 4 university rugby players performed 20m-sprints and vertical jumping tasks (CMJ, DJ) in kinesio taped and untaped condition before and after a rugby specific fatigue protocol. Kinesio-tape improved performance for the 20m-sprint in rested situation. It seemed to change the relative hip, knee and ankle joint power contribution pattern in rested (DJ) and fatigued (CMJ, DJ) situation, which could influence injury risks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication31 International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2013)
EditorsTzyy-Yuang Shiang, Wei-Hua Ho, Peter Huang, Chien-Lu Tsai
PublisherUniversity of Konstanz
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2013
Event31st International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 7 Jul 201311 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Society of Biomechanics in Sports Proceedings
PublisherInternational Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS)
Volume31

Conference

Conference31st International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period7/07/1311/07/13

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