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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2016 June;56(6):709-13

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Effects of kinesio taping on anaerobic power and capacity results

Halit HARMANCI 1, Arslan KALKAVAN 2, Mihri B. KARAVELIOĞLU 1, Oğuzhan YÜKSEL, Aydın ŞENTÜRK 1, Meryem GÜLAÇ 1, Betül ALTINOK 1

1 Department of Physical Education and Sport, Dumlupınar University, Kutahya, Turkey; 2 Department of Physical Education and Sport, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey


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BACKGROUND: Kinesio taping is a therapeutic method used by physiotherapists during musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. Efficacy of the kinesio taping implementation on sport performance is inconsistent. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of kinesio taping on 30 second-repeated jump power, wingate anaerobic power and wingate anaerobic capacity results.
METHODS: Thirty one healthy male athletes volunteered to participate in this study. The subjects were randomly assigned to one of two groups: a kinesio taping group (16 subjects; X age: 21.87±2.02 years) and a without kinesio taping group (15 subjects; X age: 21.66±1.67 years). The Kinesio taping group was taped with a Y-shaped kinesio tape at the quadriceps muscles according to the Kenzo Kase’s Kinesio taping manual.
RESULTS: A dependent t-test was used to compare the anaerobic power and capacity measurements before and after the kinesio taping application.
CONCLUSIONS: No significant differences were found for absolute wingate anaerobic power, relative wingate anaerobic power, absolute wingate anaerobic capacity, relative wingate anaerobic capacity and 30 second-repeated jump power outputs after the kinesio taping application (P>0.05).

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