Table 4. 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 reactive 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 90.01 (46.71)
[68.15-111.87]
81.13 (39.71)
[62.55-99.72]
.47 .20 Small 90.75 (33.81)
[74.93-106.57]
90.67 (42.21)
[70.91-110.42]
1.00 >.01 Small
PL 88.98 (36.95)
[71.69-106.28]
67.80 (25.60)
[55.82-79.78]
.01* .67 Moderate 82.65 (25.55)
[70.69-94.61]
72.23 (22.16)
[61.86-82.60]
.13 .44 Small
PB 96.31 (35.24)
[79.82-112.80]
93.72 (22.22)
[83.32-104.12]
.68 .09 Small 106.77 (41.08)
[87.54-125.99]
111.08 (50.27)
[87.55-134.61]
.76 .05 Small
SOL 92.41 (41.70)
[72.89-111.92]
94.95 (54.14)
[69.61-120.29]
.78 .05 Small 98.75 (35.21)
[82.27-115.23]
102.47 (47.75)
[80.12-124.81]
.61 .09 Small
* Significant difference (p < 0.05) between un-taped and taped conditions.