Table 2. Comparison of un-taped and taped ankle conditions for peak normalised activity mean (┬▒standard deviation) [95% confidence intervals]) in the tibialis anterior (TA), peroneus longus (PL), peroneus brevis (PB), and soleus (SOL) for the left leg when it was either the inside or outside leg of a planned cut in the Y-shaped agility test in experienced basketball players (n = 20). % = normalised electromyography measured as a percentage; p = significance; d = effect size.
Inside Cut Leg Outside Cut Leg
Un-Taped (%) Taped (%) p d d Strength Un-Taped (%) Taped (%) p d d Strength
TA 74.14 (34.69)
[57.91-90.38]
81.30 (36.67)
[64.14-98.46]
.42 .20 Small 74.45 (38.46)
[56.45-92.45]
82.27 (34.59)
[66.08-98.46]
.33 .21 Small
PL 100.96 (46.37)
[79.26-122.67]
62.00 (30.71)
[47.63-76.37]
.01* .99 Large 71.89 (26.64)
[59.43-84.36]
74.16 (28.73)
[60.71-87.60]
.71 .08 Small
PB 88.74 (39.60)
[70.20-107.27]
100.70 (53.16)
[75.82-125.58]
.32 .26 Small 84.40 (24.68)
[72.84-95.95]
112.02 (46.62)
[90.20-133.84]
.02* .74 Moderate
SOL 98.85 (45.31)
[77.65-120.06]
91.18 (47.53)
[68.93-113.43]
.48 .17 Small 81.29 (30.05)
[67.23-95.36]
100.31 (50.86)
[76.51-124.12]
.03* .46 Small
* Significant difference (p < 0.05) between un-taped and taped conditions.