Therapeutic patellar taping changes the timing of vasti muscle activation in people with patellofemoral pain syndrome

Cowan, Sallie M., Bennell, Kim L. and Hodges, Paul W. (2002) Therapeutic patellar taping changes the timing of vasti muscle activation in people with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 12 6: 339-347. doi:10.1097/00042752-200211000-00004


Author Cowan, Sallie M.
Bennell, Kim L.
Hodges, Paul W.
Title Therapeutic patellar taping changes the timing of vasti muscle activation in people with patellofemoral pain syndrome
Journal name Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-642X
Publication date 2002-11-01
Year available 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/00042752-200211000-00004
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 12
Issue 6
Start page 339
End page 347
Total pages 9
Editor Willem Meeuwisse
Place of publication United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Abstract Objective: To examine the effect of the application of tape over the patella on the onset of electromyographic (EMG) activity of vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) relative to vastus lateralis (VL) in participants with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Design: Randomised within subject. Settings: University laboratory. Participants: Ten participants with PFPS and 12 asymptomatic controls. Interventions: Three experimental taping conditions: no tape, therapeutic tape, and placebo tape. Main Outcome Measures: Electromyographic onset of VMO and VL assessed during the concentric and eccentric phases of a stair stepping task. Results: When participants with PFPS completed the stair stepping task, the application of therapeutic patellar tape was found to alter the temporal characteristics of VMO and VL activation, whereas placebo tape had no effect. In contrast, there was no change in the EMG onset of VMO and VL with the application of placebo or therapeutic tape to the knee in the asymptomatic participants. Conclusions: These data support the use of patellar taping as an adjunct to rehabilitation in people with PFPS.
Keyword Orthopedics
Physiology
Sport Sciences
Electromyography
Vastus Medialis
Obliquus
Mcconnell Taping
Medialis Obliquus
Onset
Lateralis
Stimulation
Exercises
Position
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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