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Effects of Patellar and Mixed Hip and Patellar Taping on Muscle Activation during the Squat Exercise


  • Department of Physical Therapy, Nambu University, 23 Cheomdan Jungang-ro, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, Nambu University, 23 Cheomdan Jungang-ro, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of


Objectives: The purpose of present study was to the effects of the use of mixed taping methods on muscle activation during the squat exercise. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Twenty females were recruited for this study. Subjects were required to squat under three conditions: no taping, patellar taping, and mixed hip and patellar taping. The VM: VL activity ratio and GMax activity were calculated using surface electromyography during the squat exercise. One-way repeated-measures analysis of variance was used for statistical analysis. Findings: The combination of patellar and hip taping increased VM: VL and GMax activity compared to the other conditions during the squat exercise. Improvements/Applications: We suggest that mixed taping is a useful method for enhancing VM: VL and GMax strength during the squat exercise.


Electromyography, Mixed Taping, Patellofemoral Pain, Patella Taping, Squat.

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