The purpose of the study was to investigate whether Kinesio Tape has an effect on muscular strength by affecting the length of muscle fibers.
The torque of the m. Quadriceps femoris was measured al different knee angles in different tape conditions (N=12).
No significant differences between the optimal knee joint angles were found (p=.608). Also no effect of the tape on the peak torque occured.
Based on the results of this research it can be concluded that Kinesio Tape does neither directly affect the length of the muscle fibers nor influence maximal, isometric muscle strength.
Sport & geneeskunde 2011;vol 3