Kinesio Taping for Forearm Strength of Tennis Players

Case Study Full Name: The Effect of Kinesio Tex Tape on Muscular Strength of the Forearm Extensors on Collegiate Tennis Athletes By: Melissa Schneider , ATC, LAT, CSCS, Matthew Rhea, PhD, Curtus Bay, PhD   Context: Tennis players, as a group, exhibit a 40% to 50% chance of being diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis at some point in their career. Kinesio Tape (KT) is a popular therapeutic application that is used by athletic trainers, physical therapists and physicians to increase stimulation of mechanoreceptors in order to facilitate muscular power/strength and decrease pain, edema, and inflammation. However, there is minimal research to support the therapeutic benefit of KT.   Objective: To determine if KT used in healthy collegiate tennis athletes is effective at decreasing fatigue by maintaining strength of the forearm extensors, which are commonly associated with lateral epicondylitis.   Design: Repeated-measures, counterbalanced design. Setting: University Tennis Facility.   Patients or Other Participants: Fourteen (8 females, 6 males) healthy Division I tennis athletes.   Intervention(s): KT using a Y strip and no tape intervention.   Main Outcome Measure(s): The MicroFET2 was used to test the strength of the forearm extensors at pretest, mid-test, and post-test of 65 slice backhands and 75 forehands preformed by each athlete.   Results: RM ANOVA for the interaction of measurement period by group showed that strength in the control condition was significantly decreased when compared to strength in the KT condition (F=5.79, p=.032). Percent change in strength between groups across measurement periods, using a Bonferonni correction, did not yield statistically significant differences: pre- to mid-test (p=.094), mid- to post-test (p=.210), or pre- to post-test (p=.019).   Conclusion: Our research indicates that KT, when applied to healthy collegiate tennis athletes, is associated with less of a decrease in muscular strength than that seen in a “no tape” condition. More research must be done to test if KT has a therapeutic benefit for athletes with chronic lateral epicondylitis.

Kinesio Taping for Forearm Strength of Tennis Players

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StrengthTape Taping Kit - Wrist/Elbow

$8.99

The StrengthTape Elbow/Wrist Taping Kit can be used for a variety of wrist, forearm or elbow issues, including:



  • Tennis elbow (medial epicondylitis)

  • Golfer\'s elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

  • Strained or sprained wrist

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Strained forearm muscles

  • Biceps, triceps or wrist tendinitis

  • Olecranon bursitis


Includes enough StrengthTape Precut Strips for 2 complete applications to the wrist, forearm or elbow, plus a full-color instruction card with step-by-step instructions for a variety of injuries.

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Kinesiology Taping Fundamentals DVD

$30.00 $45.00

90 Minutes of Practical Kinesiology Taping Training!

The Kinesiology Taping Fundamentals DVD is a must for anyone involved with kinesiology taping. British physiotherapist, Paul Coker, explains the theory of kinesiology taping in clear, understandable terms, then demonstrates taping techniques for over 50 conditions.

The DVD is separated into 8 chapters. Each chapter has its own menu with selectable sub-titles for each individual taping technique. This makes it easy to quickly find and view instructions for any condition without having to search through the entire DVD.

Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Tape & Technique
  3. Clinical Rules of Thumb
  4. Taping Common Clinical Conditions
  5. Fan Taping to Reduce Swelling
  6. Lift Taping to Reduce Pain
  7. Muscle Taping to Improve Function
  8. Support Taping to Stabilize and Support

Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Sport & Fitness

$54.99

This DVD is for athletes or health professionals working with the athletic population. Instructions are provided for use of the Kinesio Taping® Method in the treatment of a variety of acute and chronic orthopedic injuries commonly seen in an athletic or active populations. By utilizing Kinesio® Tex Tape, patients have reported a decrease in pain and swelling as well as quicker recovery times and a faster return to their original level of performance.

This DVD is part of the Kinesio Clinical Video Series, a collection of 10 training videos to help health professionals learn more about incorporating Kinesio Taping into their specialties. Each video is approximately 45 minutes long and features specialists in the topic presented.

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Kindmax Precut Elbow Tape

$4.49 $6.99

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for elbow pain. Can be applied to inner, outer or back of elbow. Great for:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer\'s elbow
  • Bursitis or arthritis
  • Tendon or ligament injuries
  • Recovery after elbow surgery

Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Hand & Upper Extremity

$54.99

This DVD provides an overview of Kinesio Taping® applications for the hand and arm, including thumb and finger issues, carpal tunnel syndrome. golfers and tennis elbow and arthritis. Kinesio Taping can provide structural support or realignment, relief of pain and swelling and can improve mobility and function during recovery from these conditions.

This DVD is part of the Kinesio Clinical Video Series, a collection of 10 training videos to help health professionals learn more about incorporating Kinesio Taping into their specialties. Each video is approximately 45 minutes long and features specialists in the topic presented.

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5-Pack Kindmax Precut Elbow Tape

$34.95

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for elbow pain. Can be applied to inner, outer or back of elbow. Great for:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer\'s elbow
  • Bursitis or arthritis
  • Tendon or ligament injuries
  • Recovery after elbow surgery


* Contains 5 packages, each with 1 single-use application with a wear time of 3-5 days.

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SpiderTech PreCut Elbow Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Elbow Spider is a precut kinesiology tape for the elbow and forearm. It can be worn on either the inside or outside of the elbow. It can help with:



  • tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • golfer\'s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • muscle, ligament or tendon injuries of the elbow or forearm
  • olecranon bursitis
  • arthritis or bursitis of the elbow
  • elbow enthesopathy
  • cubital tunnel syndrome



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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