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Lars Bischoff, Christian Babisch, Jürgen Babisch, Frank Layher, Klaus Sander, Georg Matziolis, Stefan Pietsch, Eric Röhner
INTRODUCTION: The use of Kinesio tape (KT) to improve proprioception is a matter of considerable debate. In comparison, the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament is a sufficiently well-investigated injury with a proven compromise of proprioception. The objective of the present study was to assess a supportive effect on proprioception after KT application, taking the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture as an example. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight patients who had suffered an ACL rupture, confirmed clinically and by magnetic resonance imaging, and who were treated conservatively or were awaiting surgery were included in this study...
March 10, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Anna Lina Rahlf, Klaus-Michael Braumann, Astrid Zech
CONTEXT: Although increasingly used for therapeutic treatment only limited evidence exists regarding the effects of kinesio taping on patients with knee osteoarthritis. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of kinesio taping on pain, function, gait and neuromuscular control concerning patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: Randomized sham-controlled trial. SETTING: University laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: 141 Patients (65...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Dominic Ngo-Tung Mak, Ivan Pui-Hung Au, Mavis Chan, Zoe Yau-Shan Chan, Winko Wenkang An, Janet Hanwen Zhang, David Draper, Roy Tsz-Hei Cheung
PURPOSE: Kinesio tape (KT) is claimed to be able to facilitate muscle activation and promote muscle strength. Previous studies have proposed that placebo effect could be a major attributing factor. This study sought to compare the effects of facilitatory KT on muscle activity and performance between regular KT-users and non-users. METHODS: Sixty participants, including 27 regular KT-users and 33 non-users, performed maximal grip assessment with and without facilitatory KT, which was applied to their wrist extensor muscles of the dominant forearm from the direction of origin to insertion at 75% of its maximal tension...
February 20, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Sara Abolahrari Shirazi, Farzaneh Moslemi Haghighi, Seyedeh Mahshid Alavi, Fahimeh Freiydoon Nezhad, Farahnaz Emami
Background: Hyperlordosis is defined as an abnormal increase in the lumbar arch of >40°. This study compared two taping techniques include abdominal muscles and hamstrings taping for the treatment of lumbar hyperlordosis. Materials and Methods: The randomized clinical trial was performed in Shiraz, Iran, during June and September 2014. Thirty women aged 20-45 years old with at least 40° lumbar lordosis participated. The women were randomized into two groups ( n = 15)...
2018: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Moisés Schabarum Dall'Agnol, Fernanda Cechetti
Consider the leading cause of disability in adults, stroke leads to different consequences, like hemiparesis and loss of function in the upper limb which can impair the performance of activities during daily life. Different techniques have been used to soften this process, like Acupuncture and Kinesio Taping (KT). However, there is no consensus on their concomitant effect on neurological patients. This study aimed to analyze the effects of acupuncture associated with KT on the upper limb of patients with chronic hemiparesis after stroke...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Marcin Grześkowiak, Zbigniew Krawiecki, Wojciech Łabędź, Jacek Kaczmarczyk, Jacek Lewandowski, Dawid Łochyński
CONTEXT: Kinesio taping® (KT) is a therapeutic modality frequently used in the clinical practice for the treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders. It is often applied in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) to decrease pain and improve functional capacity. However, it is not known, whether thoracolumbar fascia Kinesio Taping® (KT) technique can decrease back pain, restore normal activity of paraspinal muscles and improve functional capacity in patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Vladimir Berezutsky
The literature review comprises information about application of kinesio taping in prevention of professional dancers' injuries. The relevance of the study is determined by frequent dance related and overuse injuries and lack of organized information about this issue. The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of kinesio taping on the musculoskeletal system of dancers basing on the scientific research data of the years 2015-2017. The analysis revealed that kinesio taping can effectively reduce muscle spasms, rebuild muscle strength of the injured extremity, improve static and dynamic balance and ease the pain, due to its ability to improve the proprioception of the joints and regulate muscle tone...
January 26, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
Jae-Man Yang, Jung-Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether traditional application of Kinesio taping, which produces wrinkles in the skin, is effective for improving blood circulation. This study investigated local skin temperature changes after the application of an elastic therapeutic tape using convolution and non-convolution taping methods (CTM/NCTM). MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-eight pain-free men underwent CTM and NCTM randomly applied to the right and left sides of the lower back. Using infrared thermography, skin temperature was measured before, immediately after application, 5 min later, 15 min later, and after the removal of the tape...
January 14, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Paweł Kalinowski, Anna Krawulska
BACKGROUND Spinal pain affects approximately 45-56% of pregnant women. Kinesio taping (KT) involves application of flexible water-resistant elastic bands on the patient's body, resulting in painless and non-invasive stimulation. The aim of the study was to determine the influence of KT on reduction of low back pain in pregnant women. MATERIAL AND METHODS Kinesio Tex Gold tapes were applied using the muscular-ligament technique and Polovis Plus textile cladding blinded the sample. The starting position for the KT and placebo with lumbar spine flexion with rotation was in the opposite direction to the application...
December 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Stephanie R Cimino, Shawn M Beaudette, Stephen H M Brown
Despite claims of functional benefits of kinesio tape application, little mechanistic evidence exists to support physiological pathways to achieve these benefits. As kinesio tape is adhered directly to the skin, it can be supposed that any pathway needs to first achieve effects at this level. To address this, two layers of the skin, the combined epidermis and dermis, as well as the hypodermis were studied. Specifically, -kinematic measures of skin surface stretch and retraction, as well as ultrasound measures of skin thickness, were made along all edges of kinesio tape applied over the low back...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
Zabih Allah RASTIl, Alireza Shamsoddini, Hamid Dalvand, Sina Labaf
Objective: Kinesio taping is a relatively new technique, which uses in rehabilitation of neurologic diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Kinesio taping on hand grip and active range of motion of hand in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Materials and Methods: In this experimental study with pre-test and three post-tests, 32 children with CP randomly were placed in experimental (n=17) and control group (n=15).Kinesio taping was applied on dorsum of forearm and hand...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
Youn-Bum Sung, Jun-Cheol Lee, Kyoung Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of taping and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty patients who were diagnosed with hemiparalysis due to stroke were selected as subjects of study. Experiment group 1 patients had Kinesio taping applied before applying the PNF, while experiment group 2 patients had McConell taping applied before applying the PNF. The control group had only the PNF applied. The dartfish program was used to evaluate the stance phase of stroke patients...
November 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Tsun-Shun Huang, Hsiang-Ling Ou, Jiu-Jenq Lin
STUDY DESIGN: Crossover repeated-measure design. INTRODUCTION: Scapular dyskinesis rehabilitation programs that focus on inhibiting upper trapezius (UT) and activating the lower trapezius (LT) may assist in restoring scapular movements. We hypothesized that taping may be able to normalize scapular movements and associated muscular recruitment. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to investigate the immediate effects of kinesio taping over trapezius on scapular kinematics and muscular activation in different dyskinesis patterns...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
Katie J Lyman, Kara N Gange, Thomas A Hanson, Christopher D Mellinger
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 3 different elastic therapeutic taping methods on the subacromial joint space in healthy adults. METHODS: Pre-/post-test laboratory study method was used in this study. Forty-eight healthy adults with no prior history of shoulder injury or surgery and no history of dominant shoulder pain in the past 6 months were enrolled in the study. Participants were placed into 3 groups (8 males and 8 females per group) on the basis of a consecutively assigned allocation design...
September 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Paolo Frassanito, Carlo Cavalieri, Roberto Maestri, Guido Felicetti
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is effective in the treatment of calcific tendinopathy of the rotator cuff, eliciting an analgesic/anti-inflammatory action and promoting tissue regeneration. Kinesio taping (KT), another recently-introduced rehabilitative tool, exerts an analgesic and biomechanical action on joints and muscles. ESWT and KT may have a synergic effect when used in combination, but the effectiveness of the association has not been established. AIM: To test if the association of KT with ESWT is superior to ESWT alone in the treatment of rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy...
November 29, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Antonia Zellner, Barbara Bockstahler, Christian Peham
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The present study aimed to investigate the effects of Kinesio Taping on the trajectory of the forelimb and the muscle activity of the M. brachiocephalicus and the M. extensor carpi radialis in horses. 19 horses and ponies of different breeds (body weight: 496±117 kg), gender (8 mares, 10 geldings and 3 stallions) and ages (14.9±6.9 years old) were analysed without Kinesio Tape ("no tape"), with Kinesio Tape (muscle facilitation application on both muscles of both sides, "with tape") and immediately after Kinesio Taping ("post tape") through kinematic motion analysis and surface electromyography on a treadmill at the walk (speed: 1...
2017: PloS One
Derya Özmen Alptekin
BACKGROUND: Bell's palsy is an idiopathic, acute peripheral palsy of the facial nerve that supplies the muscles of facial expression. Despite an expected 70% full recovery rate, up to 30% of patients are left with potentially disfiguring facial weakness, involuntary movements, or persistent lacrimation. The most frequently used treatment options are corticosteroids and antiviral drugs. However, accompanying clinical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, gastrointestinal disturbances, polypharmacy of geriatric patients, and significant sequelae ratios, indicate the need for safe and effective complementary therapies that would enhance the success of the conventional interventions...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
T I Grushina
We have undertaken the search for the publications of interest in the following databases: Scopus, Web of Science, MedLine, The Cochrane Library, CyberLeninka, and Russian science citation index. In addition, we evaluated the effectiveness of the physical agents and procedures having different mechanisms of action of the known factors responsible for the development of post-mastectomy lymphedema. Such agents and procedures include self-massage, manual lymphatic drainage, therapeutic physical exercises, compression bandaging, wearing elastic compression garments, Kinesio Tex taping, pneumatic compression, ultrasonic, electrostatic, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, microcurrent and low-intensity laser therapy...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Ismail Saracoglu, Yusuf Emuk, Ferruh Taspinar
BACKGROUND: Taping is used with or without other interventions for many purposes, especially to manage pain and improve functional activity in patients with shoulder pain. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to determine whether any taping technique in addition to physiotherapy care is more effective than physiotherapy care alone in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. METHODS: A systematic search of Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, MEDLINE (EBSCO), Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), CINAHL (EBSCO), PUBMED, AMED, EMBASE (OVID), The Kinesio Kinesio® Taping Method, Kinesio® Tex Tape UK and International websites ( www...
April 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Shaji J Kachanathu, Fahad S Algarni, Shibili Nuhmani, Aqeel M Alenazi, Ashraf R Hafez, Abdulrahman D Algarni
BACKGROUND: Exercise-related or lower-limb overuse injury characterized by pain located between the knee and the ankle that occurs during activity is commonly referred to as shin splint. Hyperpronation is considered the ultimate culprit in the development of overuse injuries such as shin splint. This study endeavors to compare the functional outcomes of the most commonly used anti-pronation techniques, kinesio taping and standard orthotics. METHODS: A total of 40 subjects (mean age, 24...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
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