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Ankle taping

Carlos Romero Morales, César Calvo Lobo, David Rodríguez Sanz, Irene Sanz Corbalán, Beatriz Ruiz Ruiz, Daniel López López
BACKGROUND: New reliable devices for range of motion (ROM) measures in older adults are necessary to improve knowledge about the functional capability in this population. Dorsiflexion ROM limitation is associated with ankle injuries, foot pain, lower limb disorders, loss of balance, gait control disorders and fall risk in older adults. The aim of the present study was to assess the validity and reliability of the Leg Motion device for measuring ankle dorsiflexion ROM in older adults. METHODS: Adescriptive repeated-measures study was designed to test the reliability of Leg Motion in thirty-three healthy elderly patients older than 65 years...
2017: PeerJ
C Rivers, I AlDahlawi, I Wang, A Singh, M Podgorsak
PURPOSE: We had several mycosis fungoides patients with a limited disease to about half of the skin surface. A custom-made plywood shield was used to protect the non-targeted skin region with our total skin electron irradiation (TSEI) technique. We report a dosimetric evaluation for our "hemi-body" skin electron irradiation technique. METHODS: The technique is similar to our clinical total skin electron irradiation (TSEI), performed with a six-pair dual field (Stanford technique) at an extended source-to-skin distance (SSD) of 377 cm, with the addition of a plywood shield placed 50 cm from the patient...
June 2016: Medical Physics
Douglas A Pizac, Charles B Swanik, Joseph J Glutting, Thomas W Kaminski
CONTEXT: Lateral ankle sprains are the most common injuries in high school sports. While ankle taping is a preferred method of external prophylactic support, its restrictive properties decline during exercise. The Under Armour® Highlight cleat is marketed on the premise that it provides added support without the need for additional ankle taping. OBJECTIVE: To determine if differences in ankle joint laxity and postural control exist between football players wearing the Under Armour® Highlight cleat (Baltimore, MD) as compared to a low/mid-top cleat with ankle tape...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Aftab Mohammad Azad, Saad Al Juma, Junaid Ahmad Bhatti, J Scott Delaney
BACKGROUND: Balance testing is an important part of the initial concussion assessment. There is no research on the differences in Modified Balance Error Scoring System (M-BESS) scores when tested in real world as compared to control conditions. OBJECTIVE: To assess the difference in M-BESS scores in athletes wearing their protective equipment and cleats on different surfaces as compared to control conditions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study examined university North American football and soccer athletes...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
Daniel Bailey, Paul Firth
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the bilateral application of kinesiology tape (KT) to professional footballers' ankles can improve their lower limb proprioception. DESIGN: A single blind randomised crossover study. Participants were randomly assigned to complete a proprioception test in either a taped or not taped condition first. Following a wash out period, participants were then re-tested in the alternate condition. SETTING: A UK Championship League Football Club, mid-season...
September 3, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
Zhi Long, Renwei Wang, Jia Han, Gordon Waddington, Roger Adams, Judith Anson
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of kinesiology taping (KT) and athletic taping (AT) on ankle proprioception when tested in functional, full weight-bearing stance. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy university students participated. Proprioception was measured using the Active Movement Extent Discrimination Apparatus (AMEDA). The three testing conditions: no-taping, KT, AT, and foot tested were randomly assigned...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Changsop Yang, Eunyoung Lee, Eui-Hyoung Hwang, Ojin Kwon, Jun-Hwan Lee
The purpose of this study was to report the current state of Korean medicine (KM) treatment on sports injury by implementing survey with volleyball team medical doctors participating in 2013-2014 season. Six KM doctors completed a questionnaire that includes injury parameters: type, location, situation, and pain scores. We collected 166 injury cases from 94 Korean male and female national volleyball players. Knee (25.9%), low back (13.3%), elbow, and ankle (8.4%) injuries were most common. Joint (41.6%) and muscle (30...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
M Schwarze, J Block, M Alimusaj, N Beckmann, M Schiltenwolf
Expert medical opinions are necessary in pretrial cases and other legal matters. They act as means of evidence for administrative bodies and courts. It may be necessary to adapt the method of evaluation depending upon the issue or subject matter to be evaluated. We report on a social court case, which needed to answer the question of the medical necessity of a functional electrical stimulation orthosis prescribed to improve the function of a drop foot accompanied by an atactic gait disorder. The claimant suffered from a stroke, which had occurred several years before...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Hainan Yu, Kristi Randhawa, Pierre Côté, Optima Collaboration
Study Design Systematic review. Background Soft tissue injuries to the lower limb bring a substantial health and economic burden to society. Physical agents are commonly used to treat these injuries. However, the effectiveness of many such physical agents is not clearly established in the literature. Objective To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of physical agents for soft tissue injuries of the lower limb. Methods We searched 5 databases from 1990 to 2015 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs), cohort studies, and case-control studies...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Shane Halim-Kertanegara, Jacqueline Raymond, Claire E Hiller, Sharon L Kilbreath, Kathryn M Refshauge
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of rigid ankle tape on functional performance, self-efficacy and perceived stability, confidence and reassurance during functional tasks in participants with functional ankle instability. DESIGN: Clinical measurement, crossover design. METHODS: Participants (n = 25) with functional ankle instability (Cumberland Ankle Instability Score < 25) were recruited from university students and sporting clubs...
January 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
Hyun-Do Seo, Min-Young Kim, Jung-Eun Choi, Ga-Hee Lim, Seong-In Jung, So-Hyun Park, Song-Hee Cheon, Hae-Yong Lee
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of Kinesio taping on the joint position sense of the ankle. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects of this study were 26 nomal adults who had experienced ankle sprain. Kinesio taping was applied over the ankle medial ligament and ankle lateral ligament with eight pattern reinforcement taping. Joint position sense was measured using isokinetic equipment (Biodex System 4 pro dynamometer, Biodex Medical systems Inc., USA) during dorsiflexion/plantarflexion and inversion/eversion, before and after taping...
April 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Maria Justine, Dhiya Ruzali, Ezzaty Hazidin, Aisyah Said, Saiful Adli Bukry, Haidzir Manaf
[Purpose] To compare the lower limb joint range of motion and muscle length between different types of foot posture, and determine the correlation of range of motion and muscle length with balance performance. [Subjects and Methods] Ninety individuals (age, 65.2±4.6 years) were assessed using the Foot Posture Index to determine their type of foot (Normal [0 to +5], pronated [+6 to +9], and supinated [-1 to -4]; n=30 per group). The range of motion (goniometer), muscle length (goniometer and tape measure), and balance performance (functional reach test and four square step test) were measured for each participant...
March 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Emily A Hall, Janet E Simon, Carrie L Docherty
CONTEXT: Prophylactic ankle supports are commonly used. However, the effectiveness of external supports in preventing an inversion stress has been debated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how ankle bracing and taping affect inversion range of motion, time to maximum inversion, inversion velocity, and perceived ankle stability compared with a control condition during a dynamic inversion perturbation while walking. DESIGN: Crossover study. SETTING: Research laboratory...
April 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
Jae-Sung Yoo, Eun-Ah Yang
BACKGROUND: The concept of utilizing nonabsorbable suture tape fixed directly to bone to augment Brostrom repairs of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) has been proposed. However, no clinical data are currently available regarding the arthroscopic modified Brostrom operation with an internal brace. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study involved 85 consecutive patients (22 in the with internal brace group; 63 in the without internal brace group) who could be followed up for >6 months after undergoing an arthroscopic modified Brostrom operation...
April 23, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Francis Fatoye, Carol Haigh
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the cost-effectiveness of semi-rigid ankle brace to facilitate return to work following first-time acute ankle sprains. DESIGN: Economic evaluation based on cost-utility analysis. BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains are a source of morbidity and absenteeism from work, accounting for 15-20% of all sports injuries. Semi-rigid ankle brace and taping are functional treatment interventions used by Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists and Nurses to facilitate return to work following acute ankle sprains...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Sun-Min Lee, Jung-Hoon Lee
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to report the effects of ankle eversion taping using kinesiology tape on ankle inversion sprain. [Subject] The subject was a 21-year-old woman with Grade 2 ankle inversion sprain. [Methods] Ankle eversion taping was applied to the sprained left ankle using kinesiology tape for 4 weeks (average, 15 h/day). [Results] Ankle instability and pain were reduced, and functional dynamic balance was improved after ankle eversion taping for 4 weeks. The Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool score and reach distances in the Y-Balance and lunge tests were increased...
January 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Sean M Stryker, Andrea M Di Trani, Charles Buz Swanik, Joseph J Glutting, Thomas W Kaminski
Soccer athletes at all levels of play are keenly aware of their equipment needs including cleat wear, and want to be protected from injury but without impeding on-field performance. Ankle injury is a common disorder that is prevalent in the sport of soccer and recent improvements in ankle prophylaxis interventions have proven effective. The aim of this study was to determine if the use of elastic taping or a neoprene sleeve alters performance, stability, and cleat comfort/support in soccer players compared to wearing a soccer cleat without any external support...
2016: Research in Sports Medicine
Robert Ramsperger, Stefan Meckler, Tanja Heger, Janet van Uem, Svenja Hucker, Ulrike Braatz, Holm Graessner, Daniela Berg, Yiannos Manoli, J Artur Serrano, Joaquim J Ferreira, Markus A Hobert, Walter Maetzler
INTRODUCTION: Dyskinesias in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients are a common side effect of long-term dopaminergic therapy and are associated with motor dysfunctions, including gait and balance deficits. Although promising compounds have been developed to treat these symptoms, clinical trials have failed. This failure may, at least partly, be explained by the lack of objective and continuous assessment strategies. This study tested the clinical validity and ecological effect of an algorithm that detects and quantifies dyskinesias of the legs using a single ankle-worn sensor...
May 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
M Willegger, E Benca, L Hirtler, K Hradecky, J Holinka, R Windhager, R Schuh
PURPOSE: Current methods of anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) reconstruction fail to restore the stability of the native ATFL. Therefore, augmented anatomic ATFL reconstruction gained popularity in patients with attenuated tissue and additional stress on the lateral ankle ligament complex. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the biomechanical stability of the InternalBrace (Arthrex Inc., Naples, FL, USA), a tape augmentation designed to augment the traditional Broström procedure...
April 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Seung-Myung Choi, Byung-Ki Cho, Kyoung-Jin Park
Compared with lateral ankle instability, medial ankle instability has many fewer treatment strategies and fewer reconstructive options available. The best method for deltoid ligament reconstruction remains unclear. Percutaneous deltoid ligament augmentation using suture tape represents a novel alternative technique for chronic medial ankle instability.
November 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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