PNF and Movement 2023; 21(3): 337-344
Changes in Medial Knee Displacement and Lower Extremity Kinematics in Subjects with Dynamic Knee Valgus Following Application of Non-elastic Tape to the Hip Joint while Performing an Overhead Squat
Go-eun Choi, P.T., B.Sc.1⋅Jong-chul Jung, P.T., M.S.1⋅Dong-yun Bae, P.T., B.Sc.1⋅Won-young Park, P.T., M.S.1⋅Da-in An, P.T., B.Sc.1⋅Young-il Shin, M.D., Ph.D.2⋅Sung-hwa Go, M.D., Ph.D.2⋅Jun-seok Kim, P.T., Ph.D.3⋅Soo-Yong Kim, P.T., Ph.D.1†
1Department of Physical Therapy, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital
2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital
3Department of Physical Theray, College of Nursing Healthy care Sciences and Human Ecology, Dong-Eui University
Correspondence to: Soo-Yong Kim (
Received: November 6, 2023; Revised: December 1, 2023; Accepted: December 5, 2023; Published online: December 31, 2023.
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in the lower extremity kinematics of subjects with dynamic knee valgus after we applied non-elastic tape while they performed overhead squat.
Methods: Twenty-five subjects (12 females, 13 males) with dynamic knee valgus participated in this study. Hip and knee joint kinematics and medial knee displacement were measured during overhead squat with and without hip correction taping.
Results: Hip joint internal rotation, knee valgus, and medial knee displacement were significantly lower during overhead squat with hip correction taping than without hip correction taping, but there was no significant difference in hip joint flexion and abduction.
Conclusion: Hip joint correction using non-elastic taping is recommended to subjects with dynamic knee valgus to improve their lower extremity movement and alignment during overhead squat.
Keywords: Dynamic knee valgus, hip correction taping, overhead squat

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