Volume 4, Issue 2 (9-2018)                   J Sport Biomech 2018, 4(2): 59-69 | Back to browse issues page

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Abdollahpour Darvishani M, Barghamadi M, Kiani A. The Effect of Comparison Kinesio Taping and Corrective Exercise on Genu Varum and Knee Kinematics in Adolescent Soccer Players. J Sport Biomech. 2018; 4 (2) :59-69
URL: http://biomechanics.iauh.ac.ir/article-1-159-en.html
Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardebil, Ardebil, Iran.
Abstract:   (169 Views)
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Kinesio Taping method and corrective exercise on Genu Varum and knee kinematics in adolescent soccer players.  
Methods: The present study was a quasi-experimental study with pretest-posttest design. The sample consisted of 30 soccer players with mean age of 16.66 ± 2.32 years with genu varum. Participants took part in this study voluntarity and were randomly divided into three groups including: corrective exercise, tapping and control groups. Q-angle and knee deformity were measured by caliper and universal goniometer. Gait analysis was measured by two cameras with 50 fps. The distance between internal epicondyl and Q angle was measured before and after 8 weeks of taping.
Results: The results showed that in Kinesio Taping group there was significant decrease on distance of internal epicondyl (p=0.001) and a significant increase on Q angle (p<0.001), knee angle in mid stance (p=0.008), heel contact (p<0.001), and toe off (p<0.001). Also, in corrective exercise group there was a significant decrease on distance of internal epicondyl (p<0.001) and a significant increase on Q angle (p=0.003), knee angle in mid stance (p=0.003) and heel contact (p=0.045).
Conclusion: The finding suggest that both corrective exercise and kinesio taping will significantly affect effect of distance of internal epicondyl and can increase the Q angle. Therefore, it can be concluded that taping and corrective exercises help increase the Q –angle in players who have Genu Varum.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/04/17 | Accepted: 2018/07/30

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