• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 35, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Effects of Patellar and Mixed Hip and Patellar Taping on Muscle Activation during the Squat Exercise


Objectives: The purpose of present study was to the effects of the use of mixed taping methods on muscle activation during the squat exercise. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Twenty females were recruited for this study. Subjects were required to squat under three conditions: no taping, patellar taping, and mixed hip and patellar taping. The VM: VL activity ratio and GMax activity were calculated using surface electromyography during the squat exercise. One-way repeated-measures analysis of variance was used for statistical analysis. Findings: The combination of patellar and hip taping increased VM: VL and GMax activity compared to the other conditions during the squat exercise. Improvements/Applications: We suggest that mixed taping is a useful method for enhancing VM: VL and GMax strength during the squat exercise. 
Keywords: Electromyography, Mixed Taping, Patellofemoral Pain, Patella Taping, Squat


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