K-tape is ubiquitous in top sport. Does it boost performance or prevent injury? In this 2nd podcast about tape, two-time Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games physiotherapist Chris McNicholl shares his clinical wisdom and his scrutiny of the literature.
See below for list of papers that Chris mentions and here’s the link to his other podcast – on regular taping. http://bit.ly/1bUnP5U
Don’t forget to check out the UK Physios Taping courses here: http://www.physiosinsport.org/courses.html
Schiffer T, J Sport Rehabil. 2015 Feb;24(1):47-50. Kinesio taping and jump performance in elite female track and field athletes and jump performance in elite female track and field athletes.
Nunes GS, Effect of kinesio taping on jumping and balance in athletes: a crossover randomized controlled trial. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Nov;27(11):3183-9.
Poon KY, Kinesiology tape does not facilitate muscle performance: A deceptive controlled trial.Man Ther. 2015 Feb;20(1):130-3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov