The effect of a vastus lateralis tape on muscle activity during stair climbing

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dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy Persson, Ulrik-
dc.contributor.authorFleming, H. F.-
dc.contributor.authorCaulfield, Brian- Elsevieren_US
dc.identifier.citationManual Therapyen_US
dc.description.abstractRecently taping techniques with the primary purpose of altering muscle activity have become a part of clinical physiotherapy practice. A firmly applied tape across the fibres of the vastus lateralis (VL) muscle has been proposed to decrease the VL muscle activity. The primary aim of this study was to assess the effects of an inhibitory muscle tape applied over the vastus lateralis (VL) muscle during stair climbing. Twenty five subjects without lower limb pathology were recruited. Normalised integrated EMG (IEMG) was analysed from VL, vastus medialis obliquus (VMO), biceps femoris (BF) and soleus muscles during stair climbing. The subjects were assessed during three conditions: no tape (untaped), (no tension) control tape and (tensioned tape) VL inhibitory taping application. There was a significant decrease (p < 0.05) in the VL IEMG during the initial stance phase during both stair ascent and descent. The inhibition if the VL muscle occurred with both control and VL inhibitory tape applied. No significant differences (p > 0.05) were noted in any of the other muscles assessed. The results demonstrated that there was a significant decrease in the IEMG of the VL both during stair ascent and descent with VL inhibitory tape and control tape applied in normal subjectsen_US
dc.rightsThis is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Manual Therapy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Manual Therapy (14,3, (2009)) DOI:10.1016/j.math.2008.05.002en_US
dc.subjectMuscle inhibitionen_US
dc.subjectStair climbingen_US
dc.titleThe effect of a vastus lateralis tape on muscle activity during stair climbingen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.neeo.contributorMcCarthy Persson|Ulrik|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorFleming|H. F.|aut|-
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