The Immediate Effects of Tissue Flossing on Knee Flexion Range of Motion


University Fernando Pessoa






Device: Tissue flossing

Study type


Funder types



ESS/FSA - 320/22

Details and patient eligibility


The purpose of this study is to verify the immediate effects of Tissue Flossing on knee flexion range of motion

Full description

After completing the questionnaire, 58 healthy participants will be randomly divided into two groups named Intervention Group (IG) (n=29) and Control Group (CG) (n=29). In the first assessment (M0), knee flexion ranges will be measured using a goniometer. Then the control group (n=29), without Tissue Flossing and intervention group (n=29) with Tissue Flossing around the knee joint will be subjected to passive and then active mobilization of the knee joint. Immediately after the intervention/control, the two groups will be assessed again (M1).


58 patients




18 to 35 years old


Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • healthy people between 18 and 35 years old with normal mobility of the joints of the lower limbs of the body.

Exclusion criteria

  • deformities in the region of the lower limbs of the body, complaints in this region in the last 6 months, surgical procedures, venous thrombotic disease, heart disease, respiratory disease, or neurological, orthopedic, dermatitis, or neuromuscular problems in the lower quadrant that may disrupt musculoskeletal function. Also high blood pressure, latex allergies, lymphedema and individuals taking anticoagulant medication, and cortisteroid therapy.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Health Services Research



Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Single Blind

58 participants in 2 patient groups

Intervention group
Active Comparator group
The floss band will be applied to the knee of the dominant lower limb in the intervention group (IG). While the participant will stand and perform a slight knee flexion, the band will be rolled upwards from the tibial tuberosity to 5 cm above the femoral epicondyle. The patella will not be covered. Pressure will be produced by rolling the joint with 50% tension and 50% overlap. After applying the floss band, passive mobilization will be performed - 20 repetitions of knee flexion and extension and an active movement task - 20 squats. Participants will be instructed to perform knee flexion and extension to their extreme range of motion and to complete the mobility exercises within two minutes. After two minutes, the floss band will be removed and participants will be instructed to stand up and walk for a minute to allow blood to flow back to the foot.
Device: Tissue flossing
Control group
No Intervention group
For the CG, after initial assessment, participants without a floss band will perform the same two functional movement tasks (active and passive) with 20 repetitions as the GI for 2 minutes. After two minutes, participants will be instructed to get up and walk for one minute like the intervention group.

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Ricardo Cardoso, PhD

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