Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorFirth, B.L.
dc.contributor.authorDingley, P.
dc.contributor.authorDavies, E.R.
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, C.M.
dc.contributor.authorLewis, J.S.
dc.identifier.citationFirth , B L , Dingley , P , Davies , E R , Alexander , C M & Lewis , J S 2010 , ' The effect of kinesiotape on function, pain, and motoneuronal excitability in healthy people and people with achilles tendinopathy ' , Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine , vol. 20 , no. 6 , pp. 416-421 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1745833
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 2e0e1491-c66b-4ea0-ab2d-c89656ea0b4d
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 78649365526
dc.descriptionMEDLINE® is the source for the MeSH terms of this document.
dc.description.abstractObjective: To investigate the effect of kinesiotape on hop distance, pain, and motoneuronal excitability in healthy people and people with Achilles tendinopathy (AT). Design: Within-subject design. Setting: An academic health science center, which is an acute London National Health Service trust. Participants: With ethical approval and informed consent, a convenience sample of 26 healthy people and 29 people with AT were recruited. Seven participants were lost after functional testing, leaving 24 participants in each group. Interventions: Kinesiotape applied over the Achilles tendon. Main outcome measures: The single-leg hop test and visual analog scale were measured with and without the tape. Using the Hoffman (H) reflex, change in motoneuronal excitability of calf muscles was measured before tape application, with the tape on and after its removal. Results: There were no changes to hop distance when tape was applied (P = 0.55). Additionally, there were no changes to pain (P = 0.74). The H reflex amplitude of soleus and gastrocnemius increased in the healthy group after its removal (P = 0.01 and P = 0.03, respectively), whereas the H reflex remained unchanged in people with AT (P = 0.43 and 0.16, respectively). Conclusions: Calf muscles were facilitated by kinesiotape in healthy participants. Despite this, there was no change to hop distance. Kinesiotape had no effect on hop distance, pain, or motoneuronal excitability in people with AT. These results do not support the use of kinesiotape applied in this way for this condition.en
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Journal of Sport Medicine
dc.titleThe effect of kinesiotape on function, pain, and motoneuronal excitability in healthy people and people with achilles tendinopathyen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record