Effects of Kinesio tape application to trunk isokinetic strength in female participants

Buke M., Unver F.

RESEARCH IN SPORTS MEDICINE, vol.28, no.3, pp.303-313, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15438627.2019.1699796
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, SportDiscus
  • Page Numbers: pp.303-313
  • Keywords: Isokinetic, Kinesio tape, muscle function, strength, LOW-BACK-PAIN, MUSCLE STRENGTH, EXTENSOR, RELIABILITY, ENDURANCE, VELOCITY
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this study is to analyse the effects of KT on trunk strength with respect to different angular speeds when applied to the trunks of healthy women. Forty healthy female participants were randomly distributed into two groups: the placebo group (PG) in which placebo KT was applied and the experimental group (EG). Participants' trunk concentric flexion and extension muscle strength were measured using an isokinetic dynamometer in two different angular speeds (60 degrees/s - 180 degrees/s). In both PG and EG groups, there was no significant difference measured immediately after taping at the two angular speed values. In the measurements taken 48 h later, as regards PG trunk flexion, extension muscle strength increased significantly (p = 0.0001) at 60 degrees/sc. angular speed while, for the EG only, the strength of trunk extension muscle increased significantly (p = 0.002). It was observed, that to ensure an increase in strength, waiting for a certain length of time was required. Lower angular speeds and short-term applied KT improved the strength of the trunk extension muscle.