Acute effects of Kinesio taping on muscle function and self-perceived fatigue level in healthy adults
NAN HEE LEE1, HYUN CHUL JUNG2, GINA OK1, & SUKHO LEE
Background– The aims of this study were to (1) investigate the
effect of KT application using partial double-blind with placebo control design and (2) assess the effect of KT application to the lower limbs on muscular power, strength, endurance, and self-perceived fatigue in healthy adults.
Methods/Materials-The inclusion of criteria consisted of body fat of 25% in males, 30% or more in females. Exclusion criteria consisted of (1) lower limb surgery within previous 6 months and (2) the presence of any other lower limb joint diseases such
as degenerative arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
Results– Final data for analysis were from seven males and eleven females. All subjects were considered in good physical condition, with no orthopedic disease or health problems during examination.
Conclusion-To the best of our knowledge, this is the first investigation of KT intervention on muscular function and
self-perceived fatigue level using partial double-blind with placebo control design in healthy adults. This study was also registered for a clinical trial (Clinical Trial Registration number: NCT02840734)
through Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS). The results of the current study indicate that there are no significant positive effects of KT on muscular power, strength and endurance, and self-perceived fatigue level in healthy adults.
Keywords– Strength, endurance, performance, fatigue, kinesio tape, tape with wisdom, kinesio live different science.