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Effects of muscle fatigue and Kinesio Taping on shoulder joint position sense

Grant number: 13/14081-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Stela Márcia Mattiello
Grantee:Gisele Garcia Zanca
Supervisor abroad: Andrew Robert Karduna
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Oregon (UO), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:12/05146-0 - Effects of Kinesio Taping on scapular kinematics and shoulder propriocepton following muscle fatigue, BP.DR


Muscle fatigue causes proprioceptive deficits at the shoulder, which may predispose people who perform repetitive arm movement during work or sports activities to shoulder injuries. Kinesio tape (KT) is an elastic taping that is suggested to increase proprioception. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of a KT technique for deltoid muscle facilitation on shoulder joint position sense (JPS) after muscle fatigue. Fifteen healthy subjects, of both genders, will be evaluated in three sessions (control, taping with tension and taping without tension), in randomized order, with one-week between them. In all sessions, shoulder JPS will be assessed, before and after a muscle fatigue protocol, during an active joint repositioning task at three target angles (50º, 90º and 110º of shoulder abduction), using a novel iPod touch app, developed at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Oregon. In the control session, subjects will perform all evaluations with no taping. In the taping sessions, the KT will be applied, with or without tension, just before the fatigue protocol. The changes in the joint repositioning errors ("after fatigue" minus "before fatigue") will be compared between the session using repeated-measures analysis of variance, with significance set at P < .05. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ZANCA, GISELE G.; MATTIELLO, STELA M.; KARDUNA, ANDREW R. Kinesio taping of the deltoid does not reduce fatigue induced deficits in shoulder joint position sense. CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS, v. 30, n. 9, p. 903-907, NOV 2015. Web of Science Citations: 11.

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