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Zhi Long, Renwei Wang, Jia Han, Gordon Waddington, Roger Adams, Judith Anson
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of kinesiology taping (KT) and athletic taping (AT) on ankle proprioception when tested in functional, full weight-bearing stance. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy university students participated. Proprioception was measured using the Active Movement Extent Discrimination Apparatus (AMEDA). The three testing conditions: no-taping, KT, AT, and foot tested were randomly assigned...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Hamit Göksu, Figen Tuncay, Pınar Borman
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the therapeutic effects of kinesio taping (KT) and local subacromial injection in patients with subacromial impingement, syndrome (SIS) with regard to pain, range of motion (ROM) and disability. METHODS: Sixty-one patients (48 females and 13 males; mean age: 43.04 ± 6.31, years) with SIS were enrolled into the study. The patients were randomized into two treatment groups receiving either a single corticosteroid and local anesthetic (LA) injection, or kinesio taping performed three times by intervals of 3 day...
September 23, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Karen A Keenan, Jonathan S Akins, Michelle Varnell, John Abt, Mita Lovalekar, Scott Lephart, Timothy C Sell
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of kinesiology tape (KT) on shoulder strength, proprioception, and scapular kinematics in healthy and Subacromial Impingement Syndrome (SAIS) subjects. DESIGN: Placebo-controlled quasi-experimental study. SETTING: Research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 30 physically active subjects participated. Ten healthy subjects with no previous history of shoulder pathology received KT on the dominant shoulder...
June 19, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
Stefano Vercelli, Claudio Colombo, Francesca Tolosa, Andrea Moriondo, Elisabetta Bravini, Giorgio Ferriero, Sartorio Francesco
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the effects of kinesio taping (KT) -applied with three different strains that induced or not the formation of skin creases (called convolutions)- on color intensity of post-surgical superficial hematomas. DESIGN: Single-blind paired study. SETTING: Rehabilitation clinic. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 13 inpatients with post-surgical superficial hematomas. INTERVENTIONS: The tape was applied for 24 consecutive hours...
June 20, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
Nicole L Nelson
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a prevalent issue that engenders enormous social and economic burdens. Recently, kinesio taping (KT) has become of interest in the management of chronic pain. Accordingly, this is the first systematic review to explicitly report the effects of KT on CLBP. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to summarize the results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the effects of KT on CLBP. METHODS: A search was performed on the electronic databases PubMed, MEDLINE, SPORT Discus and Science Direct, up to June 17, 2015, using the following keywords: Kinesiology taping, kinesio taping, chronic low back pain...
July 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Figen Kocyigit, Merve Acar, Mehmet Besir Turkmen, Tugce Kose, Nezahat Guldane, Ersin Kuyucu
OBJECTIVE: To verify effects of kinesio taping (KT) in shoulder subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) when compared to sham taping applied in the same way with KT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized as group 1 (n = 21) KT group and group 2 (n = 20) sham-taping group. Taping was applied every three days, three times during the study period. We assessed all the patients at baseline, at the end of the taping period (12th day), and at one-month post-intervention...
October 2016: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Yu C Huang, Chau P Leong, Lin Wang, Lin Y Wang, Yu C Yang, Chien Y Chuang, Yi J Hsin
BACKGROUND: Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) impedes functional motor recovery of the affected limbs and negatively affects quality of life and daily activities. Kinesiology taping (KT) may provide improvement in hemiplegic shoulder pain and upper extremity function after an acute stroke. AIM: To assess the impact of KT on HSP, upper extremity functional outcomes, and the prevention of shoulder soft tissue injury in subacute stroke patients with hemiplegic shoulders during rehabilitation...
August 30, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
İlkay Karabay, Asuman Doğan, Timur Ekiz, Belma Füsun Köseoğlu, Murat Ersöz
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the effects of Kinesio Taping (KT) in addition to neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT) on posture and sitting, and to compare the effects of KT and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). MATERIALS-METHODS: Seventy-five children were randomized into control, KT, and NMES groups. NDT was applied to all children 4 times a week for 4 weeks. In addition, KT and NMES were applied to KT and NMES groups, respectively. Sitting subset of Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) and kyphosis levels of the groups were analyzed by two way mixed ANOVA...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Chien-Lin Lin, Wei-Ting Wu, Ke-Vin Chang, Hong-Yi Lin, Li-Wei Chou
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants are at an increased risk of sucking problems, swallowing difficulty, and poor nourishment. During the neonatal period, the neurobehavioral organization of a preterm baby is poor compared with that of appropriate gestational age infants. Kinesio Taping has been widely used for edema control, joint protection, and proprioception training. With the help of augmentation of the sensory input for muscle facilitation and inhibition through tapping, the coordination of the target muscle groups can be improved...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
R Bravi, E J Cohen, E Quarta, A Martinelli, D Minciacchi
The present study investigates whether different directions and tensions of Kinesio(®) Tex tape (KT) application differently influence the precision of sensorimotor synchronization, defined as the ability to coordinate actions with predictable external events. 10 healthy participants performed sets of repetitive wrist flexion-extensions synchronized to a series of paced audio stimuli with an inter-onset interval (IOI) of 500 and 400 ms. KT was applied over the wrist and finger extensor muscles. 2 facilitatory (light and moderate tension) and one inhibitory KT applications were used in different sessions...
October 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
Caio A A Lins, Daniel T Borges, Liane B Macedo, Karinna S A Costa, Jamilson S Brasileiro
BACKGROUND: Kinesio Taping (KT) is an elastic bandage that aims to improve neuromuscular performance, although there is no consensus as to its benefits. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the immediate and delayed effects of KT on the neuromuscular performance of the femoral quadriceps, on balance, and lower limb function in healthy subjects. METHOD: This is a randomized controlled trial. Thirty-six women with a mean age of 22.2±3.6 years and BMI of 22...
March 22, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Igor Magalhães, Martim Bottaro, João R Freitas, Jake Carmo, João P C Matheus, Rodrigo L Carregaro
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of continuous (48-hour) use of Kinesiotaping (KT) on functional and proprioceptive performance in healthy, physically active men. METHOD: Twenty-six healthy, physically active men (21.8±2.2 years old) were randomly allocated into two groups: 1) Kinesiotaping group (KG, tape applied with 40% tension for rectus femoris activation); 2) Control (CG, tape applied over rectus femoris without additional tension)...
March 18, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Aliaa M El-Abd, Abeer R Ibrahim, Haytham M Hel-Hafez
BACKGROUND: While postural correction is commonly used for mechanical neck dysfunction (MND), efficacy of KT has received considerable attention. This study was conducted to determine the effectivness of kinesio taping (KT) versus postural correction exercises on pain intensity and axioscapular muscles activation in patients with (MND). METHODS: Randomized clinical trial for which forty six patients with MND were randomly assigned in to 1 of 2 groups received 4 weeks treatment; KT group: received kinesio taping, PCE group: performed postural correction exercises...
July 7, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Jadwiga Szymura, Marcin Maciejczyk, Magdalena Wiecek, Grzegorz Maciejczyk, Szczepan Wiecha, Katarzyna Ochalek, Magdalena Kepinska, Zbigniew Szygula
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of kinesio taping (KT) in anaerobic power recovery after eccentric exercise. The study was carried out on 10 healthy men. The participants performed two 60-min downhill runs with a constant intensity. Peak anaerobic power (PP) and mean power (MP) were measured before and five times after eccentric exercise. Anaerobic power was evaluated with the Maximal Cycling Sprint Test. After the downhill run, passive recovery (PR) and KT (lymphatic application) were applied in random order...
July 2016: Research in Sports Medicine
Ji Young Kim, Seong Yeol Kim
[Purpose] Many assumptions have been made about taping and several studies have considered tape application methods; however, the true effect of taping on muscle strength remains unclear. Most previous studies compared application techniques using Kinesio tape (KT), but studies that compared muscle strength using non-elastic tape (NT) are limited. Moreover, no studies have applied KT and NT in the same way to assess grip strength in normal subjects. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the immediate effect of application of two tapes with different elastic properties on maximal grip strength in healthy adults...
May 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Canan Copurgensli, Gozde Gur, Volga Bayrakcı Tunay
BACKGROUND: Cervical Spondylosis (CS) is a degenerative and painful pathology, which needs conservative treatment to relieve symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate the effects of Mulligan's mobilization (MM) and Kinesio taping (KT) on pain, range of motion (ROM), muscle strength, and function in CS. METHODS: Forty-five subjects were randomly placed into three groups: Group 1: control group (conventional rehabilitation-CR); Group 2: MM and CR; Group 3: KT and CR...
May 27, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Banu Dilek, Ibrahim Batmaz, Mustafa Akif Sarıyıldız, Ebru Sahin, Leman Ilter, Selmin Gulbahar, Remzi Cevik, Kemal Nas
BACKGROUND: Lateral epicondylitis (LE) is a painful condition that affects the tendinous tissue of the lateral epicondyle of the humerus and leads to loss of function of the affected limb. Therefore it can have a major impact on the patient's social and personal life. Many treatments are recommended for lateral epicondylitis; unfortunately the evidence is limited. OBJECTIVES: The aim of study was to investigate the effect of kinesio taping (KT) on pain, grip strength and function in patients LE...
May 20, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Nihan Ozunlu Pekyavas, Gul Baltaci
Subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) is a major contributing factor of shoulder pain; and treatment approaches (Kinesio® taping [KT], Exercise [EX], manual therapy [MT], and high-intensity laser therapy [HILT]) have been developed to treat the pain. The key objective of this study was to compare the effects of KT, MT, and HILT on the pain, the range of motion (ROM), and the functioning in patients with SAIS. Seventy patients with SAIS were randomly divided into four groups based on the treatment(s) each group received [EX (n = 15), KT + EX (n = 20), MT + KT + EX (n = 16), and MT + KT + HILT + EX (n = 19)]...
August 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
M Gatt, S Willis, S Leuschner
Patients with cancer-related lymphoedema (CRL) commonly refuse treatment with bandaging or hosiery because of hot and humid weather conditions. This review aims to determine the effectiveness and safety of kinesiotaping (KT) in the management of CRL compared to compression bandaging or hosiery. A systematic search of the literature was conducted until July 2015. The primary outcomes were reduction in body part volume or circumference and adverse effects of the interventions. The secondary outcomes were subjective experience of the treatment, severity of lymphoedema-related symptoms and patients' quality of life (QoL)...
May 11, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
Ebru Kaya Mutlu, Rustem Mustafaoglu, Tansu Birinci, Arzu Razak Ozdincler
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effect of Kinesio taping on the functionality, pain, range of motion (ROM), and muscle strength in patients with knee osteoarthritis compared with a placebo Kinesio tape (KT) application. DESIGN: Forty-two consecutive patients were randomized to a KT group and a placebo taping group. The assessments were performed at baseline, after the initial KT application, the third KT application, and 1 month later. The functional status of patients was evaluated using the Aggregated Locomotor Function score and the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis scale...
May 4, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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