Wrist Taping Pressures on the Maximum Dorsal Flexion Angle
This study aimed to examine the effects of different taping pressures with or without
external force on the maximum dorsal flexion angle (DFA). Twenty-two healthy male
university students with >5 years of athletic experience participated. A qualified
trainer wound a rigid tape thrice around subject’s wrist joint. Taping pressure
was measured using the pressure measuring system AMI3037-SB. Independent variables
were five experimental conditions (5 hPa, 30 hPa, 60 hPa, and 90 hPa, and control)
and two measurement conditions for the wrist joint DFA with non-external and external
forces. In the former, the subject flexed the wrist joint himself (active DFA),
while in the latter, a trainer helped in flexion (passive DFA). The dependent variable
was the maximum DFA. Two-way repeated measures ANOVA (taping pressure × different
DFA measurement) and multiple comparison tests showed that passive DFA was significantly
larger than active DFA under all taping pressure conditions ...
American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 2014 2 (4), pp 143-147.