Title

The effectiveness of kinesio "U" taping technique in reducing knee pain among volleyball athletes of De La Salle University-Dasmarinas

Date of Completion

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Athletic Tape, Athletic injuries, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Abstract

In this two-group pre-test post-test experimental design study, eight (8) participants who were 18-25 years old volleyball athletes were considered eligible through non-probability purposive sampling with the use inclusion and exclusion criteria. The participants were randomly allocated into a control group and experimental group. Assessment tool such as verbal rating scale was used to measure pain scale from the participants. For the control group, the kinesio tape was applied with zero (0) tension acting only as a placebo effect. The duration of the experiment was the same with the experimental group. There were a total of six (6) assessments during the 15-day duration: One (1) pre-assessment, four (4) evaluation/monitoring process, and one (1) post assessment. Statistical treatments used were frequency distribution, mean, t-test, Kolmogorov Smirnov test and Mann-Whitney U test. As a result, the two-week administration of kinesio "U" taping technique garnered no significant results as to reducing pain relief in 18-25 year old volleyball athletes, due to the methodological limitations of the study regarding the sample size and time frame.

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