To examine the immediate and prolonged effects (seven days) of Kinesiology Tape on balance in subjects with chronic ankle instability using the Computerized dynamic posturography (CDP).
Thirty six subjects were screened for possible eligibility criteria and thirty successfully completed the study protocol, of which 15 were randomly assigned to the experimental group (KT: 5 men, 10 women) and 15 were assigned to the control group (Placebo tape: 10 men, 5 women).
According to our results, the SOT scores of both KT and control groups improved during follow-up. No differences between them were observed during the follow-up in the majority of balance measurements. The observed changes may be related to a subjective increase in confidence after the tape application.

Références bibliographiques :

de-la-Torre-Domingo C et al. Effect of Kinesiology Tape on Measurements of Balance in Subjects with Chronic Ankle Instability: a randomized clinical trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Sep 7. pii: S0003-9993(15)01154-5. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.06.022. Article sous presse

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