The effects of spatting and ankle taping on inversion before and after exercise

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Title translated into German:Auswirkungen von 'Spatting" (Anlegen des Tapeverbandes ueber dem Schuh) und Taping des Sprunggelenkes auf die Inversion vor und nach Sportaktivität
Author:Pederson, T.S.; Ricard, M.D.; Merrill, G.; Schulthies, S.S.; Allsen, P.E.
Published in:Journal of athletic training
Published:32 (1997), 1 , S. 29-33, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Electronic resource (online) Print resource
ISSN:1062-6050, 0160-8320, 1938-162X
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Identification number:PU199710207662

Author's abstract

Objective: To compare the effects of spatting, taping and spatting, taping, and not taping on the amount and rate of inversion of the ankle before and after exercise. Design and Setting: We filmed subjects at 60 Hz while they stood on a platform that suddenly inverted the right ankle. Five trials were measured before and after a 30-minute period of drills. Subjects: We tested 15 male rugby players with no history of lower-leg injury within the previous 6 months limiting activity for more than 2 days. Measurements: The amount and rate of inversion in the four conditions were digitized and analyzed. Results: The combination of spatting and taping was the most effective in reducing inversion rate and range of motion before and after exercise. Conclusions: All three taping treatments were effective in reducing the amount and rate of inversion. Exercise loosened the tape, but there may be a functional restriction of the amount and rate of inversion after exercise. Verf.-Referat