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Influence of ankle taping on jump performance

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Show simple item record Kenny, Ian C. Jeyram, Selva Prakash 2012-07-13T11:42:32Z 2012-07-13T11:42:32Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Kenny, I.C. & Jeyaram, S.P. (2009) Kenny, I.C. & Jeyaram, S.P. (2009) Prophylactic ankle tape influence on dynamic exercise performance, Presented at the EHS Research Fair, 15th June 2009, Limerick, Ireland., Presented at the EHS Research Fair, 15th June 2009, Limerick, Ireland. en_US
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION: The present study aimed to investigate the influence of prophylactic ankle taping on jump performance, in the push off and the landing phase, for healthy subjects, for three types of jump. Ankle sprains represent from 38 to 50% of the total sport injuries (Jones et al., 2000). Functional taping and ankle braces are passive preventive measures frequently utilised in sports, however, studies on the influence of functional taping on sports tasks are scarce and most of them only analyse the passive ROM restriction (Hume and Gerrard, 1998). METHOD: 12 healthy subjects (7 males, 5 female) were recruited. Following a subject-selected warm-up, subjects performed, taped and then un-taped, three each of countermovement jump (CMJ), 30 cm drop jump (DJ) and standing long jump (SLJ), using the arms, starting from/onto an AMTI force platform operating at 1000 Hz. A three-layer modified closed-basket inelastic taping technique was used on both ankles as shown in Figure one (Abian-Vicen et al., 2008). Ankle and knee active range of motion (ROM) was determined using an inclinometer before and after ankle taping. CMJ and DJ height was calculated via force platform flight time and SLJ distance was manually determined. RESULTS: Ankle taping produced no associated effect on ROM on knee extension or flexion, nor ankle dorsiflexion and eversion. Taping did significantly (p<0.01) reduce ankle plantar flexion (5.75º) and inversion (7.25º) ROM. While ankle taping brought about an average 16% and 6% increase in jump performance for DJ and SLJ respectively, results were not statistically significant. CONCLUSION: Ankle taping has been found for dynamical exercise to not reduce performance and potentially may be of benefit to some individuals but dependent on the level of ROM. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Original Writing Ltd. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EHS Research Fair 2009
dc.subject jumping en_US
dc.subject ankle taping en_US
dc.subject range of motion en_US
dc.title Influence of ankle taping on jump performance en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERASMUS MUNDUS EMMAPA en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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