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 fatigue induction.
Randomized controlled cross-sectional design.
Forty-five subjects participated in this study. Participants were divided into three groups: Kinesiology taping group, placebo taping group, and non taping group.
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.
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.
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.