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Effects of Kinesio Taping on scapular kinematics and shoulder propriocepton following muscle fatigue

Grant number: 12/05146-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Stela Márcia Mattiello
Grantee:Gisele Garcia Zanca
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/14081-2 - Effects of muscle fatigue and Kinesio Taping on shoulder joint position sense, BE.EP.DR


Muscle fatigue is a potential cause of shoulder injuries in overhead athletes. Considering the important role of lower trapezius for functional scapular stability, we suggest that an elastic taping, applied to facilitate its action, could decrease negative effects of muscle fatigue on scapular kinematics. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of a throwing-fatigue protocol on shoulder kinematics of overhead athletes, with and without an elastic taping for lower trapezius. Twenty healthy overhead athletes, male and female, from 18 to 30 years old, will be evaluated. This is a randomized crossover design, and all athletes will be evaluated in three sessions, with a period of seven days between them: Control (fatigue protocol, without taping), Taping (fatigue protocol with elastic taping applied with tension) and Sham (fatigue protocol with taping applied without tension). During each session, tridimensional kinematics of scapula and humerus and electromyography of serratus anterior and trapezius (upper and lower portions) of dominant shoulder will be evaluated, during scaption and throwing movements, before and after fatigue protocol. For statistical analysis, multivariate analyses of variance will be performed, having as factors fatigue (before and after), condition (control, taping and sham) and position (elevation angles and throwing events). Dependent variables will be scapular and humeral movements. Significance level will be set at 5%.

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ZANCA, GISELE GARCIA; OLIVEIRA, ANA BEATRIZ; ANSANELLO, WALTER; BARROS, FERNANDA CABEGI; MATTIELLO, STELA MARCIA. EMG of upper trapezius - Electrode sites and association with clavicular kinematics. JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY, v. 24, n. 6, p. 868-874, DEC 2014. Web of Science Citations: 8.

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