Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The immediate effects of fibular repositioning tape on ankle kinematics and muscle activity
by East, Megan, M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008, 102; 1452994
Abstract (Summary)

Objective. To evaluate the immediate effects of fibular repositioning tape on ankle kinematics and muscle activity during a single-leg drop landing in subjects with chronic ankle instability. Design. An experimental research design was used to compare a fibular repositioning tape group (n=10), placebo tape group (n=10), and control group (n=10) before and after a taping intervention. Subjects. Thirty subjects with chronic ankle instability volunteered to participate. Measurements. Ankle kinematics and lower extremity EMG data were recorded. A mixed-model ANOVA was used for statistical analyses for each dependent variable. Post-hoc testing was done with independent and dependent t-tests. Results. The fibular repositioning tape group landed with a decreased plantarflexion angle at initial contact (p<0.0005) and had decreased mean amplitude EMG of the tibialis anterior during the preparatory phase (p<0.0005). Conclusions. Fibular repositioning tape may cause beneficial changes in landing kinematics that may lead to a decreased rate of ankle sprains.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Blackburn, Troy
Commitee: DiStefano, Lindsay, Zinder, Steven
School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department: Exercise and Sport Science
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 46/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Rehabilitation, Therapy
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Publication Number: 1452994
ISBN: 9780549535393
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