Alexander, Jill, Hobbs, Sarah Jane, May, Karen Alison, Northrop, Alison, Brigden, Charlotte and Selfe, James (2014) Postural characteristics of female dressage riders using 3D motion analysis and the effects of an athletic taping technique: A randomised control trial. Physical Therapy in Sport, 16 (2). pp. 154-161.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2014.09.005
To observe postural characteristics of female dressage riders, through application of three-dimensional motion analysis and to assess the effects of athletic taping on postural asymmetry during sitting trot.
Data collection took place at Myerscough Agricultural College in an indoor riding area.
Ten healthy female experienced dressage riders participated.
Main outcome measurements
Movement kinematics of the trunk and pelvis, pre and post taping intervention.
Riders presented pre-intervention with asymmetric movement characteristics through dynamic observation of trunk and pelvic postures during sitting trot. A significant increase (p=<0.05) in the range (°) of trunk lateral-flexion following tape intervention applied over the thoracic spine.
This study supports the quantification of dynamic postural characteristics of dressage athletes by three-dimensional motion analysis. Asymmetrical postures occur within dressage riders when performing sitting trot. The application of tape to ‘align’ asymmetry altered riders’ postures. Taping over the thoracic region resulted in a compensatory increase in motion through the lumbar region. Clinicians should approach the application of postural taping with an awareness of the restrictive mechanisms of tape. Findings may help clinicians determine whether technique/type of tape applied is suitable for achieving marginal gains in the alignment of posture in competitive dressage athletes.
|Subjects:||B - Subjects allied to medicine > B110 - Anatomy|
|Schools:||Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Health Sciences|
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Sport and Wellbeing
|Deposited By:||Sarah Jane Hobbs|
|Deposited On:||23 Dec 2014 13:52|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2016 15:46|
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