Title

Effects of Kinesio Tape on Ankle Stability: Does the Number of Pieces of Kinesio Tape Have Varying Effects on Ankle Stability?

Date

5-26-2016 1:30 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 3:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Amy Hammermeister

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Brian Caster

Abstract

Manufacturers claim KT Tape can be used to provide added stability. This study aimed to determine the effects of Kinesio tape on ankle stability and to discover whether the number of pieces of Kinesio tape used has an effect on ankle stability. Seven subjects participated in three trials: one, two, and three pieces of KT Tape applied to participants’ ankles. Subjects’ range of motion and overall ankle stability were measured. At the end of each trial, participants completed a survey. Results suggest the number of pieces of KT Tape applied has varying effects on range of motion impacting ankle stability.

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Effects of Kinesio Tape on Ankle Stability: Does the Number of Pieces of Kinesio Tape Have Varying Effects on Ankle Stability?

WUC Pacific Room

Manufacturers claim KT Tape can be used to provide added stability. This study aimed to determine the effects of Kinesio tape on ankle stability and to discover whether the number of pieces of Kinesio tape used has an effect on ankle stability. Seven subjects participated in three trials: one, two, and three pieces of KT Tape applied to participants’ ankles. Subjects’ range of motion and overall ankle stability were measured. At the end of each trial, participants completed a survey. Results suggest the number of pieces of KT Tape applied has varying effects on range of motion impacting ankle stability.