Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 35, Pages: 1-5
Ji-won Kim1 * and Byeong-Ho Jeong2
1 Department of Physical Therapy, Nambu University, 23 Cheomdan Jungang-ro, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, Republic of Korea, 62271; [email protected]
2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Nambu University, 23 Cheomdan Jungang-ro, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, Republic of Korea, 62271; energy @nambu.ac.kr
*Author for correspondence
Department of Physical Therapy
Email: [email protected]
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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