Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Schlabach, Gretchen A.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Physical Education

LCSH

Ankle--Wounds and injuries||Sports injuries||Physical education and training||Sports medicine

Abstract

This study compared the performance limitations and the support offered to the ankle by four conditions (untaped/unbraced ankle, Swede- 0-Universal brace, a regular taped ankle, and moleskin tape applied over a regular tape job). Support was defined as the degree to which each stabilizing device limited ankle joint range of motion (ROM) (plantarflexion, dorsiflexion, neutral inversion, and neutral eversion) during exercise. Ten female students volunteered for the study. Subjects completed two performance tests (vertical jump and SEMO agility test) and one support test (a 20-minute run which included an agility section). The average height of three vertical jumps and the average time of three SEMO agility tests were recorded under each condition. Also the average ROM (support) of two 20-minute runs were recorded under each condition. Data from the performance tests were analyzed using a one way repeated measures ANOVA, while the support test data were analyzed using a 4x3 repeated measures ANOVA. The results of the study revealed that all three stabilizing devices significantly reduced performance in the vertical jump and the SEMO agility test. Each stabilizing device (moleskin, Swede-0-Universal brace, and regular tape) significantly reduced dorsiflexion and neutral inversion in the 20- minute run. When ROM (support) was examined three times (0 minutes, 10 minutes, and 20 minutes) during the nan, no significant interaction was found between each stabilizing device and the time/duration of exercise.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [19]-20)

Extent

53 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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