Untersuchung zur Wirkung von Kinesio-Tape® und IQ-Tape® auf die Neuromuskuläre Aktivität beim Joggen, Treppensteigen und Drop-Jump

Rogan, Slavko; Baur, Heiner (2020). Untersuchung zur Wirkung von Kinesio-Tape® und IQ-Tape® auf die Neuromuskuläre Aktivität beim Joggen, Treppensteigen und Drop-Jump Sportverletz Sportschaden, 34(2), pp. 96-104. Georg Thieme Verlag 10.1055/a-1014-0623

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Background: Positive effects are postulated after Kinesiotape application for the treatment of sports injuries. Attributes such as metabolism stimulation, decongesting, invigorating and analgesic are called. The aim of this intervention study with a within-subject-design was to examine the effects of different elastic tapes (Kinesiotape® - KT, IQ-Tape® - IQ, without tape: OT) on the neuromuscular activation of the flexor and extension chain of the lower extremity during jogging, climbing stairs and drop jumps. Subjects/Methods: Eighteen healthy adults (5 males and 13 females) with mean age of 26.29 ± 3.57 years and of 22.3 ± 0.7kg/m2 were recruited. The participants performed stairs climbing down, drop jumping and running with 10km/h, 12 km/h and 15 km/h. Muscle activation of the vastus medialis and laterails and bipceps femoris and semitendinosus muscles, tibialis anterior muscle, gastrocnemius medialis and lateralis muscle were assessed to represent the ratio of muscle activation of the anterior tibial muscle and gastrocnemius medialis and lateralis muscles (T/G ratio) and the ratio of muscle activation of the vastus medialis and lateralis muscles and biceps femoris and semitendinosus muscles (Q/I ratio) at the time before (-150 - 0 ms pre), during (0-30 ms post) and from 30 ms to 150 ms after the first ground contact by means of electromyographic measurements. The statistical analysis was carried out by means of the nonparametric L Puri Sen method. The significance level was set to p <0.05. Results: Two participants withdrew from the study. The raw data of 16 participants could be analysed. During stairs climbing down, IQT shows a significantly better T/G ratio in the pre activation phase (-150 to 0 ms) compared to no tape (p = 0.01). The remaining applications with KT, IQT and no tape showed no significant differences (p <0.05) Conclusion: It can be assumed that Kinesiotape® - KT und IQ-Tape®- IQ do not cause any relevant detectable changes in muscle activation in healthy individuals. Future studies should include patients with pathologically altered neuromuscular control.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


School of Health Professions
School of Health Professions > Physiotherapy


Rogan, Slavko0000-0003-0865-2575 and
Baur, Heiner0000-0002-4780-225X


R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine




Georg Thieme Verlag




Slavko Rogan

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13 Jul 2020 14:29

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25 Oct 2023 13:12

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