Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
Brent C. Mangus
Number of Pages
Limited research evaluating the influence of prophylactic ankle taping on the lower extremity kinetic chain is available. Ankle and knee injury have been documented during quick deceleration and change in direction while running. Anecdotally, clinicians and researchers suggest that the application of prophylactic ankle taping to limit ankle movement does not translate pathogenic forces to the proximal joints. The purpose was to examine the effects of prophylactic ankle taping on valgus/varus joint moment at the knee during the side step cut-maneuver. Results indicate no significant difference (p-value=.60) between valgus/varus knee joint moment between un-taped and taped conditions; -0.37+/-.5 Nm/kg and -0.42+/-.37 Nm/kg, respectively. In conclusion the results suggest prophylactic ankle taping does not significantly influence valgus/varus joint moment at the knee. The overall risk of knee injury associated with a valgus/varus joint moment at the knee remains unchanged during the side step cut-maneuver with the application of prophylactic ankle taping.
Ankle; Cut; Effects; Joint; Knee; Maneuver; Moment; Prophylactic; Side; Step; Taping; Valgus
Kinesiology; Physical therapy; Physiology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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House, Anthony John, "The effect of prophylactic ankle taping on valgus knee joint moment during a side step cut-maneuver" (2007). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2238.