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The Effect of Taping on the Change of Elbow Joint Angle Grip Force of Normal Adult Males in 20s
J Korean Soc Phys Med 2018;13(2):109-114
Published online May 31, 2018;
© 2018 Korean Society of Physical Medicine.

Jin-Hyuk Jang, PT, MS⋅Jin-Ho Choi, PT, PhD1†

Top Hospital
1Dept. of Physical Therapy, Daegu Haany University
Received April 13, 2018; Revised April 18, 2018; Accepted May 2, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study conducted the experiment to check change of ability to grip depending on normal male adult’s elbow flexion angle and the effect of kinesiology tape application.
METHODS: Normal male adults who studies in H university where located in Kyoungbook state and did not have any factors like fracture, osteoarthritis, deformities and non-neurologic issue which might influence the result of this study were selected as subjects. Elbow of subjects were applied by 5cm wideness kinesiology tape and elbow’s angle was selected by 0°, 45°, 90°, 135° using Goniometer. The change of ability to grip depending on flexion was measured by an electronic dynamometer before and after taping.
RESULTS: Before and after taping elbow joint, both ability to grip decrease in more flexion angle and 135° of elbow flexion was lowest value, 299.84N. Using kinesiology tape, neutral position 0° was the highest value, 352.26N. The lowest was 331.68N on 135°. According to verifying the change of ability to grip depending on elbow flexion and the change of ability to grip after taping with paired t-test, the result was p<.05, there was significant difference.
CONCLUSION: Using electronic dynamometer and estimating the ability to grip after and before kinesiology tape, the ability to grip decrease in more elbow flexion. The ability to grip after using kinesiology tape was relatively higher than before taping.
Keywords : Elbow joint, Joint grip, Taping

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