Immediate Effects of Kinesiology Tape and Scapular Muscle Control Exercise on Scapular Muscles Strength, Pectoralis Minor Muscle Length in Overhead Athlete with Scapular Dyskinesis

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Haruthai Petvsiet
Pachara Hangtrakul
Anuwat Maliwong
Yanawat Numchai
Sasima Pakulanon

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This study is an experimental study that aimed to investigate the immediate effects of kinesiology tape and scapular muscle control exercises on the muscle strength of the upper trapezius (UT), middle trapezius (MT), lower trapezius (LT), serratus anterior (SA), and medial and lateral rotator cuff muscles (MR, LR), as well as the length of the pectoralis minor muscle in overhead athletes with scapular dyskinesis. Forty-four male overhead athletes with scapular dyskinesis were randomly assigned to two groups: Group A, the kinesiology group (n = 22), and Group B, the scapular muscle control exercise group (n = 22). Muscle strength and pectoralis muscle length were assessed both before and immediately after the intervention. The scapular muscle control exercise group showed an immediate increase in muscle strength of the UT, MT, LT, SA, and LR muscles (p-value ≤0.05). However, there was no immediate effect on muscle strength in the kinesiology tape group. There were no significant differences in pectoralis muscle length observed after the intervention in both groups. These results suggest that scapular muscle control exercises have an immediate positive impact on increasing the strength of scapular muscles and lateral rotator cuff muscles.

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Petvsiet H, Hangtrakul P, Maliwong A, Numchai Y, Pakulanon S. Immediate Effects of Kinesiology Tape and Scapular Muscle Control Exercise on Scapular Muscles Strength, Pectoralis Minor Muscle Length in Overhead Athlete with Scapular Dyskinesis. Health Sci J Thai [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 10 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];6(2):33-9. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/HSJT/article/view/263004
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