The Effect of an Exercise Program in Conjunction With Short-Period Patellar Taping on Pain, Electromyogram Activity, and Muscle Strength in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Kaya D., Callaghan M. J. , Ozkan H., Ozdag F., ATAY Ö. A. , Yuksel I., ...More

SPORTS HEALTH-A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH, vol.2, no.5, pp.410-416, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1941738110379214
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, SportDiscus
  • Page Numbers: pp.410-416
  • Keywords: patellar taping, patellofemoral pain syndrome, physical therapy techniques, isokinetic muscle strength, electromyography


Background: McConnell recommended that patellar tape be kept on all day, until patients learn how to activate their vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) during an exercise program. This application may pose problems because prolonged taping may be inadvisable for some patients or even contraindicated owing to skin discomfort, irritation, or allergic reaction.