PNF and Movement 2023; 21(3): 281-289
https://doi.org/10.21598/JKPNFA.2023.21.3.281
Effect of the Non-Elastic Taping Method of Controlling Internal Hip Joint Rotation on Hip Muscle Activity: A Preliminary Study
Song-Ui Bae, P.T., M.S.1⋅Ju-Hyeon Jung, P.T., Ph.D.2†⋅Dong-Chul Moon, P.T., Ph.D.3
1Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate School, Dong-Eui University
2Department of Physical Therapy, College of Nursing Healthcare Sciences and Human Ecology, Dong-Eui University
3Department of Physical Therapy, Gimhae College
Correspondence to: Ju-Hyeon Jung (hyuni610@naver.com)
Received: September 2, 2023; Revised: October 4, 2023; Accepted: October 12, 2023; Published online: December 31, 2023.
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Abstract
Purpose: This study investigated the effects of the non-elastic taping method for controlling internal hip joint rotation on internal and external hip rotator muscle activity in healthy people.
Methods: In this study, 18 healthy volunteers were instructed to perform the small knee bending (SKB) test. All participants completed the test following two methods (using non-elastic taping and not using taping). Muscle activation during the two methods was measured using a surface electromyography (EMG) device. Surface EMG data were collected from the gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, and tensor fasciae femoris muscles while performing the SKB test with and without non-elastic taping.
Results: Muscle activity in the gluteus maximus was significantly higher during the SKB test with non-elastic taping than during the conventional SKB test with taping (p < 0.05). Tensor fasciae latae muscle activity was lower during the SKB test with non-elastic taping than during the conventional SKB test (p < 0.05).
Conclusion: The findings suggest that the non-elastic taping method for controlling internal hip joint rotation effectively activates the hip’s external rotator muscles and minimizes unwanted internal rotator muscle use during the SKB test. Therefore, the non-elastic taping method for controlling internal hip joint rotation could be an effective intervention for those who cannot control the internal rotation of their hips.
Keywords: Hip joint, Non-elastic taping, Muscle activity


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