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Efficacy of kinesio tape as an adjunct to active dynamic stretching in preventing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) on bilateral quadriceps muscle among soccer players.


Shernine Marie A. Cardenas,
Rey Enrico O. Eroy,
Patrick C. Laput,
Clyde T. Rocamora,
Niccolain Beatrice A. Suñer,
Maria Alma J. Suico

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College of Rehabilitative Sciences – Department of Physical Therapy - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Physical Therapy
Publication Date
October 2014


     This study aimed to determine the efficacy of Kinesio Tape as an adjunct to active dynamic stretching in preventing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) on bilateral quadriceps muscle among soccer players. This was an experimental study with pretest and posttest control group design. The study was conducted at San Roque Football Field Subangdaku, Mandaue City. Seventeen (17) male Rehabilitative Sciences soccer players who qualified based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria participated in the study. Researchers made use of the Pre-Survey Questionnaire to screen for possible subjects and Goniometer to measure the knee range of motion (ROM).

      The Pretest Active Knee Extension Range of motion showed no significant difference between the two groups. Basing on the Posttest of Active Knee Extension Range of motion presented also no significant difference. Lastly as to the significant difference Pre-post Test Active Knee Extension Range of Motion was analyzed, it revealed a significant difference between the two groups.

     There was no significant difference in the effect of active dynamic stretching alone and active dynamic stretching with Kinesio Tape in decreasing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness on the Quadriceps muscle 48 hours after training drills. Based on the finding the following is the recommendation for future study: Stretching alone is not able to maintain the active knee extension range of motion of the subjects after 48 hours and, therefore it is not effective in preventing DOMS. For future studies the researchers would like to recommend Kinesio Tape as an adjunct to static stretching in preventing DOMS. Furthermore a similar study could be done in the other population such as runners and sprinters on their bilateral gastrocnemius muscle among Cebu Doctors' University Rehabilitative Sciences basketball players. Lastly, to improve the validity of the study, the number of subjects must be increased.


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