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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 410526, 7 pages
Research Article

Immediate Effects of Kinesiology Taping of Quadriceps on Motor Performance after Muscle Fatigued Induction

1Department of Physical Therapy, Sahmyook University, Seoul 130-742, Republic of Korea
2Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul 138-888, Republic of Korea
3Department of Physical Therapy, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX 76904, USA

Received 29 April 2015; Revised 3 June 2015; Accepted 17 June 2015

Academic Editor: Alan Needle

Copyright © 2015 Ick Keun Ahn et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objectives. The purpose of this cross-sectional single-blind study was to investigate the immediate effects of Kinesiology taping of quadriceps on motor performance after muscle fatigued induction. Design. Randomized controlled cross-sectional design. Subjects. Forty-five subjects participated in this study. Participants were divided into three groups: Kinesiology taping group, placebo taping group, and nontaping group. Methods. Subjects performed short-term exercise for muscle fatigued induction, followed by the application of each intervention. Peak torque test, one-leg single hop test, active joint position sense test, and one-leg static balance test were carried out before and after the intervention. Results. Peak torque and single-leg hopping distance were significantly increased when Kinesiology taping was applied (). But there were no significant effects on active joint position sense and single-leg static balance. Conclusions. We proved that Kinesiology taping is effective in restoring muscle power reduced after muscle fatigued induction. Therefore, we suggest that Kinesiology taping is beneficial for fatigued muscles.