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Agility profile in collegiate athletes with chronic ankle sprain: the efect of Athletic and Kinesio taping among both genders

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Javad SarvestanORCiD


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Background The prevalent of ankle sprain is diagnosed diferent among both genders in various activities. Taping is gener- ally used as preventive means to protect the ankle joint and enhance the joint to prevent further musculoskeletal damage. Agility drill, as a vital factor for most activities, requires high ankle stability and sufcient range of motion (ROM) during turning, sprinting and cutting. Aim This study aimed to assess the efect of two types of taping (Kinesio taping—KT—and Athletic taping—AT) in six agility tests (Illinois, 505, T test, Hexagon, Compass Drill and 10 m agility Shuttle), which include keeping body balanced, turning, side step cutting and jumping, in comparison with non-taped ankle. Methods Twenty-six university students (13 males, age: 23.9±1.6 years; stature: 1.79±0.05 m; body mass: 75.4±8.7 kg and 13 females, age: 23.7±1.8 years; stature: 1.66±0.06 m; body mass: 59.54±8.2 kg) (mean±s) performed all six agility tests with and without taped ankle. Results In ankle Kinesio-taped condition, results portrayed signifcance diferences in 505 (p=0.2), 10 m Shuttle (p=0.01), Hexagon (p=0.00), Compass Drill (0.00) and T (0.03) tests in comparison with non-taped ankle condition in males, and similarly in 505 (p=0.1), 10 m Shuttle (p=0.00), Hexagon (p=0.00), Compass Drill (0.01) and T (0.03) tests among females. After usage of Athletic tape, results showed signifcance diference in Hexagon (0.00), Compass Drill (0.00) and T (0.01) tests in males and Hexagon (0.00) and Compass Drill (0.00) tests in females. Conclusion Regardless of costs and ease of use, both Kinesio and Athletic tapes are recommended in instant ankle sprains to return to match for a short time in sports that require stability, jumping and cutting, not linear sprinting, but in sports, which are in need of linear sprinting, Kinesio taping might be an option, because it does not afect joint ROM. Non-elastic taping · Elastic taping · Agility performance · Ankle sprain

Publication metadata

Author(s): Sarvestan J, Alaei F, Kazemi N, Porsandeh H, Shirzad E, Svoboda Z

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Sport Sciences for Health

Year: 2018

Volume: 14

Issue: 1

Pages: 407-414

Print publication date: 01/08/2018

Online publication date: 03/05/2018

Acceptance date: 21/03/2018

ISSN (print): 1824-7490

ISSN (electronic): 1825-1234

Publisher: Springer - Verlag Italia Srl


DOI: 10.1007/s11332-018-0453-2


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