Effect of Tai Chi combined with Kinesio taping on posture control of football players with FAI: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Author: Youhua Li1, Xingyue Liu2, Xiwen Luo3, Chunjie Guo1
1 Beijing Sport University (graduating soon:to be determined), Beijing, China.
2 Capital University of Physical Education And Sports, Beijing, China.
3 Faculty of Sport, School of Teacher Education, Taizhou University, Taizhou, Zhejiang, China. 83391901@qq.com.
Conference/Journal: Trials
Date published: 2022 Feb 19
Other: Volume ID: 23 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 162 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06083-5. , Word Count: 264

Functional ankle instability (FAI) of college football players is an important risk factor affecting their training and competition. Physical therapy and appropriate sports intervention can improve the stability of FAI patients. Previous studies have shown that Tai Chi (TC) and Kinesio taping (KT) can improve the posture control ability of FAI patients. However, whether Tai Chi combined with Kinesio taping effect patch can be used as an effective exercise for rehabilitation of college football players with FAI is not yet proven.

Fifty-three FAI college football players were randomly assigned to 3 groups: TC+KT (n = 20); TC+KTp (placebo Kinesio taping, KTp, placebo) (n = 17), and KT (n = 16). The TC+KT group received TC and KT functional correction technical intervention, the TC+KTp group received TC and placebo KT technical intervention, and the KT group received KT functional correction technical intervention. Each of the three groups received 30 min each time, 3 times a week, for a total of 6 weeks of intervention training. Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) and UniPedal Stance Test (UST) at baseline (before), 4 weeks after intervention (middle), and 6 weeks after intervention (after) and Toe Touch Test (TTT) were evaluated.

For the first time in this trial, the impact will be evaluated. If the results are the same as expected, they will provide evidence that Tai Chi combined with Kinesio taping sticking intervention can promote the posture control of college football players with FAI.

Trial registration:
Chinese Clinical Trial Registry ChiCTR1900027253 . Registered on 6 November 2019.

Keywords: Ankle joint; Balance; Functional ankle instability; Kinesio taping; Posture control; Tai Chi.

PMID: 35183232 DOI: 10.1186/s13063-022-06083-5