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Effects of Elastic Therapeutic Taping on Joint Position Sense of the Ankle in Stroke Survivors.

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Summary of "Effects of Elastic Therapeutic Taping on Joint Position Sense of the Ankle in Stroke Survivors."

Impairments in ankle joint position sense along with muscle weakness greatly affect the recovery of balance among stroke survivors. Elastic therapeutic taping has been studied in musculoskeletal conditions of the ankle to improve joint position sense and its effects in stroke are not known. The objective of this study was to investigate the differences in joint position sense between paretic and non-paretic ankles; and to examine the effects of elastic therapeutic taping on joint position sense of the paretic ankle in stroke survivors. Sixteen chronic stroke survivors participated in a two-day protocol of ankle elastic therapeutic taping on the paretic side. Active and passive joint position sense at the ankle was measured by Biodex Isokinetic ш system on both the paretic and non-paretic sides before elastic therapeutic taping and only the paretic side after elastic therapeutic taping. The active and passive ankle joint position sense values were significantly (P<0.001) lower on the paretic side than the non-paretic side before intervention. Joint position sense significantly (P<0.001) improved for the paretic ankle after elastic therapeutic taping. Chronic stroke survivors were deficient in ankle joint position sense on the paretic side. elastic therapeutic taping was effective in the short-term to improve active and passive joint position sense.

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Name: American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation
ISSN: 1537-7385
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