Table 5. 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 right 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 79.49 (24.67)
[67.95-91.04]
78.96 (18.80)
[70.16-87.76]
.93 .02 Small 76.26 (20.74)
[66.55-85.96]
72.72 (24.50)
[61.25-84.18]
.55 .16 Small
PL 113.65 (64.31)
[83.55-143.75]
70.36 (8.05)
[53.52-87.20]
.01* .94 Large 102.08 (55.39)
[76.15-128.00]
80.84 (45.43)
[59.58-102.10]
.09 .42 Small
PB 91.58 (44.30)
[70.84-112.31]
100.86 (67.61)
[69.22-132.51]
.51 .16 Small 91.80 (44.55)
[70.95-112.65]
93.74 (59.72)
[65.79-121.69]
.87 .04 Small
SOL 88.32 (34.86)
[72.01-104.64]
95.20 (42.82)
[75.16-115.24]
.54 .18 Small 101.12 (50.52)
[77.48-124.77]
110.44 (49.41)
[87.32-133.56]
.46 .19 Small
* Significant difference (p < 0.05) between un-taped and taped conditions.