Introduction: Taping has long been used by health professionals to provide mechanical support for the musculoskeletal system. However, there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate the effect of Dynamic® taping. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Dynamic® taping on vertical jump and medial longitudinal arch height in adolescent volleyball players with navicular drop. Material and Methods: 23 female athletes participated in the study (mean age of 15.22 ± 1.54 years). The medial longitudinal arch height was evaluated with the navicular drop test. Vertical jumping was measured with the VERT® device (Mayfonk Athletic, USA). On the first day, athletes were evaluated without a tape, and the next day re-evaluated with the taping on. All athletes jumped on eight different surfaces. Results: The distance of navicular drop in both feet decreased to a statistically significant extent (P < .05) following Dynamic® taping. Comparing the vertical jump heights on eight different floor surfaces, it was found that there was no statistically significant difference for all cases (P > .05). Conclusions: Dynamic® tape application can be used as an easy-to-apply practical treatment agent to support the MLA in asymptomatic athletes with an increasing navicular drop.
Esen DH, Kafa N, Atalay Guzel N, Akarcesme C. The effects of Dynamic® taping on vertical jumps in adolescent volleyball players with low medial longitudinal arch. Balt J Health Phys Act. 2022;14(4):Article4. https://doi.org/10.29359/BJHPA.14.4.04
Author ORCID Identifier
Dilek Hande ESEN ORCID 0000-0002-3570-7079
Nihan KAFA ORCID 0000-0003-2878-4778
Nevin ATALAY GÜZEL ORCID 0000-0003-0467-7310
Cengiz AKARÇEŞME ORCID 0000-0001-6231-0950
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