Journal of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Research Article - Journal of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (2018) Volume 2, Issue 1

Immediate effects of two different ankle taping techniques on ankle inversion during quick lateral cutting movements; a pilot crossover randomised controlled trial.

The objective of this pilot study was to examine and compare immediate effects of traditional ankle taping (TAT) and Mulligan ankle taping (MAT) on ankle inversion during quick lateral cutting movements. This study was a pilot crossover randomised controlled trial in a laboratory setting. 12 healthy collegiate male students (age 21.8 ± 0.5 years, body mass index 22.6 ± 1.8) received the two different taping techniques in a random order. A six-camera Vicon motion-analysis system and one force plate were used to assess peak ankle inversion angle and moment, and performance of the repetitive quick lateral cutting movement task before and after interventions. Neither of the two groups showed significant change after taping applications compared to the baselines in any outcome measure. Mean changes in all outcome measure were not significantly different between the two interventions groups. In conclusion, the application of TAT or MAT might not immediately change ankle inversion kinematics or kinetics, or performance of quick lateral cutting movements of healthy young male adults.

Author(s): Koya Mine, Keio Ishiguro, Takashi Nakayama

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