Tu, Shihfan Jack

PhD Student

Summary of Research

The Effects and Mechanisms Research Group, Sports and Exercise Medicine

The effects and mechanisms of Kinesio-Taping in people with/without lower back pain. The key measurement in this project was two innovative ultrasound-based soft tissue assesments alongside with biomechanical parameters and electrodemyography analysis.

Key Publications

Research papers:

Tu SJ, Woledge R, Morriseey D (2016). Does ‘Kinesio tape’ alter thoracolumbar fascia movement during lumbar flexion? An observational laboratory study. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 20:898-905.

Conference paper/presentation:

Tu SJ, Khakwani A, Morriseey D (2016). Does tension of Kinesio-Taping produce effects in the underlying soft tissues of the thoracolumbar area? A cross-sectional observational study using ultrasound. International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists Scientific Conference, Glasgow, UK

Tu SJ, Woledge R, Morriseey D (2015). Measurement of the Effects of ‘Kinesio-Taping’ in Vivo Thoracolumbar Fascia Movement Using Ultrasound: Method Development and Observational Study. Fourth International Fascia Research Congress, Washington DC, USA. Winner of JBMT Abstract Awards (were judged to have the most clinical relevance)

Tu SJ, Woledge R, Morriseey D (2015). Measurement of the effects of ‘Kinesio-taping’ on in vivo thoracolumbar fascia movement using 3d ultrasound: methodological development and reliability. XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Glasgow, UK.

Tu SF, Kuo CD, Huang CH, and Lee HJ (2009). The effect of local vibration on biceps brachii after acute fatigue. XXII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Cape Town, South Africa.

Tu SF, Lee HJ, and Huang CH (2009). The maximum eccentric contraction electromyography normalization method. 8th Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness Annual Conference, Hong Kong, China.

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