Effects of forearm kinesiotaping on maximum power grip and endurance in healthy females

Seyed Majid Hosseini, Fateme Rezaiian, Khosro Khademi Kalantari, Seyed Mehdi Tabatabaei, Nasrin Salehi Dehno



Background and Aim: Background and Aim: Grip is the main function of the hand. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of forearm kinesiotaping on maximum power grip and endurance among female students.

Materials and Methods: In this study a hand dynamometer and a chronometer were used to evaluate pre and post maximum power grip and endurance in three groups after 24 hours of forearm kinesiotaping. Forty five healthy female students were investigated in three groups: “1-without taping (control group), 2- with upY taping, and 3- down Y taping”.

Results: Following the taping a significant increase was found for maximum power grip in group three (61.40±10.25 N, P<0.002). Meanwhile no significant differences were seen for power grip in groups one and two (60.40±8.36 N, P<0.069 and 58.93±12.53 N, P<0.551). Regarding grip endurance, there was no difference was seen in group one (52.36±14.92 Sec, P<0.391. However, in groups two and three a significant increase was seen for grip endurance (58.46±22.62 Sec, P<0.019 and 64.00±28.86 Sec, P<0.002). Post hoc analysis showed no significant differences among groups. 

Conclusion: The findings of the present study showed that after 24 hours of forearm taping, maximum power and endurance grip increased in healthy females.

Key Words: Grip power, grip endurance, kinesiotape                            

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/r.m.v3i4.7842


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