Effect of kinesio taping on the wrist joint stability during food cutting tasks

Yuh Ping Tsai, Yi Hung Lin, Yu Lin Tsai, Meng Fen Tsai, Ling Yi Huang, Hsiung Chih Chang, Fong Chin Su

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Abstract

It is known that cooking meal is necessary for people in daily living activities, especially for the housewives and cookers. However, the cutting tasks require repetitive motions and the cumulative trauma may cause wrist and elbow disorders. The causes of the diseases may be the lack of joint stability, overuse of muscle, bear excessive force. The Kenzo’s study showed that Kinesio taping can correct muscle functions by strengthening muscle weakness and increase the movement performance. So the purpose was to investigate the effects of Kinesio taping on the wrist joint stability while performing the food cutting tasks. Seven female were recruited in this study, and the age was 24.0 ± 1.0 years .They were asked to perform the cutting of the cucumber, with no Kinesio Taping (NT) and de Quervain syndrome type of Kinesio Taping (DQ). The Qualisys motion capture system was used for motion capture and to calculate the wrist joint angles in three dimensions. In comparison of the two groups, the wrist extension motion was greater and more consistent in DQ group than that in NT group (p value is 0.0043). However, although the movements of wrist radial-ulnar deviation in DQ group demonstrated smaller than those in NT group, there was no statistical difference. In conclusion, the Kinesio tape group shows the better motion performance than the NT group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering - MBEC 2014
EditorsIgor Lackovic, Darko Vasic
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages411-414
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319111278
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, MBEC 2014 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 2014 Sep 72014 Sep 11

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume45
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Other

Other6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, MBEC 2014
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period14-09-0714-09-11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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