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Investigating the effects of wrist Kinesio Taping on hand function of children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy
Roya Sadeghi Moghaddam,Laleh Lajvardi,Ali Amiri,Ghorban Taghi Zadeh
Modern Rehabilitation , 2012,
Abstract: Background and Aim: Cerebral palsy is characterized by non-progressive abnormalities in the developing brain that creates a cascade of motor deficits and finally affects functional activities. Limited hand function is a characteristic of the movement disorders in children with cerebral palsy which leads to disability in performing activities of daily living, work and play. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of wrist Kinesio Taping on hand function of children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. Materials and Methods : In this randomized clinical trial and single-blind study, 26 children (3-6 years old) with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy were selected by convenient and simple sampling and randomly divided into two intervention and control groups. During the study for 12 days ,control group received only common occupational therapy treatment or Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT). Intervention group received both NDT and wrist Kinesio Taping for 24 hours a day on both wrists. Assessment tool was QUEST for evaluating quality of upper extremity skills and Modified Ashworth Scale for assessing spasticity of wrist before and after intervention in both groups. Data were analyzed by independent t-test and Wilcoxon rank sum. Results : The results showed significance increase of total QUEST score (P=0.029) and significance difference in domains of dissociated movements (P=0.003) and grasp (P=0.008) in Kinesio Taping group. However, there were no significant differences in weight bearing (P=0.46) and protective extension (P=0.89) domains. The data showed that wrist Kinesio Taping was effective in reducing spasticity of right wrist(P=0.004) but no significant difference for left wrist(P=0.06). Conclusion: Wrist Kinesio Taping technique revealed to be effective in increasing quality of upper extremity skills of spastic diplegic cerebral palsy children in domains of dissociated movements and grasp. Moreover, it was concluded that this technique can be effective in reducing spasticity of right hand due to more active use of dominant hand. Key words: Kinesio Taping , Hand function , Cerebral palsy.
Kinesio Taping technique and Kinesio Tex  [PDF]
Dan Br?teanu
Timisoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal , 2009,
Abstract: Kinesio Taping is a method of application of a special tape, adhesive and elastic, which imitates the qualities of the skin.Taping tape is named Kinesio Tex, is made of cotton with acrylic adhesive and it applies directly on skin, on affected musclelength and/or around some joints depending on affection, having the quality of not modifing the biomechanical movement andto facilitate the blood and limphatic circulation of the respective area. It is easy supported on skin/by skin, reduces the painand swelling, lets the skin to breathe, can be worn 3 to 5 days continuously, and a roll can be used for 6 to 10 applications.The method can be used for the majority of affections of the locomotion system and not only; can be used by anyone at anyage. Development of the technique started at the Olympic Games in Seul, 1988, beeing used by athlets. At this moment thetape is recomended and used frequently by the doctors and athlets from Japan, USA, Europe, South America, Australia andother asian countries. Kinesio Taping technique should be applied under the advice of a practician, the efficient results aregoing to be obtained only by corectly appliance in different situations.
Travis Halseth,John W. McChesney,Mark DeBeliso,Ross Vaughn
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine , 2004,
Abstract: An experiment was designed to determine if KinesioTM taping the anterior and lateral portion of the ankle would enhance ankle proprioception compared to the untaped ankle. 30 subjects, 15 men, 15 women, ages 18-30 participated in this study. Exclusion criteria: Ankle injury < 6 months prior to testing, significant ligament laxity as determined through clinical evaluation by an ATC, or any severe foot abnormality. Experiment utilized a single group, pretest and posttest. Plantar flexion and inversion with 20° of plantar flexion reproduction of joint position sense (RJPS) was determined using an ankle RJPS apparatus. Subjects were barefooted, blindfolded, and equipped with headphones playing white noise to eliminate auditory cues. Subjects had five trials in both plantar flexion and inversion with 20° plantar flexion before and after application of the KinesioTM tape to the anterior/lateral portion of the ankle. Constant error and absolute error were determined from the difference between the target angle and the trial angle produced by the subject. The treatment group (KinesioTM taped subjects) showed no change in constant and absolute error for ankle RJPS in plantar flexion and 20o of plantar flexion with inversion when compared to the untaped results using the same motions. The application of KinesioTM tape does not appear to enhance proprioception (in terms of RJPS) in healthy individuals as determined by our measures of RJPS at the ankle in the motions of plantar flexion and 20o of plantar flexion with inversion.
The acute effect of kinesio taping on hamstring extensibility in university students  [PDF]
Journal of Physical Education and Sport , 2011,
Abstract: Objectives: The aim and rationale of our study was to determine the acute effect of kinesio taping on theextensibility of the hamstring muscle among university students.Design: An intra-subject experimental design was used to evaluate the possible acute effects of KT using the Xshapedtaping technique in order to affect hamstring muscle extensibility.Method: Forty-three healthy university students (age 21.98 ± 4.68 years, body mass 71.50 ± 13.49 kg, height172.35 ± 8.17 cm) were assessed for hamstring flexibility. All participants had both legs tested under threedifferent randomly ordered conditions (kinesio tape, sham tape and control) using the Passive Straight Leg RaiseTest. All measurements were made during the same testing session. Participants performed three sets of tests,each set measured twice, to determine hamstring extensibility in both legs. There was a 12 minute rest periodbetween each set and a one minute break between each repetition.Results: An analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measurements showed no statistically significantdifferences either in the right (p=0.503) or the left leg (p=0.948) between the three study conditions.Conclusions: The application of kinesio taping does not seem to acutely increase hip flexion range of motion inhealthy subjects.
Comparison of the Effects of Kinesio Taping to Local Injection of Methyl Prednisolone in Treating Brachial Biceps Tendonitis  [PDF]
Ahmad Zeinali, Abolghasem Rahimdel, Arezoo Shahidzadeh, Azadeh Shahidzadeh, Ali Mellat
International Journal of Clinical Medicine (IJCM) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2017.86037
Abstract: Objectives: This study compared the effect of Kinesio Taping (KT) with local Methyl Prednisolone injection in patients with biceps tendonitis based on visual analog scale (VAS) and range of motion (ROM). Methods: Thirty-eight patients (15 females and 23 males; mean age: 29.87 ± 6.31, years) with biceps tendonitis were participated in this study during 2014-2015. The patients were randomly assigned into two groups: 19 patients in KT group and 19 patients in injection group. In the first group, KT was used three times for 24 hours sequentially with four-day intervals; in the second group, one dose of Methyl Prednisolone (40 mg) plus 1% lidocaine was injected in the bicipital fissure around the long head of the biceps muscle. The injections and KT therapy were performed by the same physician. The patients were investigated for VAS and ROM in the first, second, seventh and twelfth days. Results: VAS and ROM indices were significantly improved in the second and seventh days (p < 0.05) in KT group compared to injection group while VAS and ROM had no significant difference in first and 12th days (p > 0.05). Conclusion: Regarding the more immediate effect of KT on ROM and VAS and the fast restoring of the patient to normal life, it could be used as a noninvasive alternative to injection and as the first line of treatment specially in patients who need the immediate effect of treatment.
The effects of kinesio taping on sitting posture and functional independence in children with myelomeningocele: report of four cases  [cached]
Tülay Tarsuslu ?im?ek,Bahriye Türkücüo?lu,Gonca üstünba?,Nilay ?okal
Turk Pediatri Ar?ivi , 2011,
Abstract: Myelomeningocele, is a defect of neural arch which causes body structure and function disorders, participation restrictions and activity limitation in children. Keeping body structure and functions, and gaining functional independence are the most important goals in the rehabilitation of children with myelomeningocele. In this study, we analysed the effects of Kinesio Taping on sitting posture and functional independence in 4 cases with myelomeningocele. (Turk Arch Ped 2011; 46: 177-80)
Effect of the Kinesio tape to muscle activity and vertical jump performance in healthy inactive people
Chen-Yu Huang, Tsung-Hsun Hsieh, Szu-Ching Lu, Fong-Chin Su
BioMedical Engineering OnLine , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1475-925x-10-70
Abstract: Thirty-one healthy adults (19 males and 12 females with mean age, body weight and height for 25.3 ± 3.8 years old, 64.1 ± 6.2 kg, and 169.4 ± 7.3 cm, respectively) were recruited. All participants performed vertical jump tests prior to (without taping) and during elastic taping. Two elastic tapes, Kinesio tape and Mplacebo tape from two different manufacturers, were applied to the participants, respectively.The results showed that the vertical ground reaction force increased when Kinesio tape was applied even when the height of jump remained about constant. However, the height of the jump decreased, and there was no difference on the vertical ground reaction force in Mplacebo taping group. Although the EMG activity of medial gastrocnemius tended to increase in Kinesio taping group, we did not see differences in EMG activity for the medial gastrocnemius, tibialis anterior and soleus muscles in either group.Based on the varied effects of Kinesio tape and Mplacebo tape, different intervention technique was suggested for specific purpose during vertical jump movement. Mplacebo tape was demanded for the benefits of stabilization, protection, and the restriction of motion at the ankle joint. On the other hand, the findings may implicate benefits for medial gastrocnemius muscle strength and push-off force when using Kinesio tape.Vertical jumping is a kind of movement often seen in sports and exercise skill tests, and it has been discussed frequently in past related studies [1-4]. In most situations, before the push off movement begins, vertical jumping is carried out by the rapid extension of the hip, knee, and ankle joints [2]. Vertical jumping height is often demanded in the performance of sports and is an ability usually used in the test for basic capability to engage in sports or exercise [5].Motion analysis provides a detailed picture of the muscular effort expended at the joints during the performance of exercise [6]. Several studies have attempted to identify mechan
Efeito da Kinesio Taping sobre for?a máxima e resistência de for?a em padelistas
Zanchet, Marcos Atrib;Del Vecchio, Fabrício Boscolo;
Fisioterapia em Movimento , 2013, DOI: 10.1590/S0103-51502013000100013
Abstract: introduction: the use of kinesio taping (kt) in athletic competitions as an attempt to increase the athletes' performance of different modalities has increased substantially. however, there are few studies assessing the effects of this method on physical performance. objectives: to evaluate the effects of kt in maximal isometric strength handgrip (fipm) and the endurance strength (rf) of paddle players after performing one game set. materials and methods: this counterbalanced study of repeated measures enrolled 14 people who were submitted to fipm and rf measuring in three distinct conditions: at rest, and after one game set with or without kt. the variables were measured on the dominant side, with an electronic handgrip dynamometer with the subject seated, elbow flexed a 90? against the trunk and forearm in neutral rotation. for fipm it was considered the average of three measurements and for rf it was measured the time that the subject was able to sustain 70% of the fipm. results: no significant differences were found between the three conditions regarding fipm (p = 0.86). for rf, it was observed a significant reduction on the condition without kt (24.16 ± 12.49 s) when compared to rest (33.46 ± 14.05, p = 0.01), which did not happen when using kt (31.01 ± 11.85). conclusions: the application of kt inhibited the reduction of rf in paddle players after one game set, but it did not cause any effects on fipm.
The effect of Kinesio taping on calf’s injuries prevention in triathletes during competition. Pilot experience
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise , 2011,
Abstract: The aim of the study was to evaluate the subjective perception of the local pain after the competition in triathletes. Before start the warm up the kinesio tape was applied in both legs through "I" technique. After the race triathletes were evaluated about perceived pain and soreness on gastrocnemius and soleos muscle by Borg's scale CR10. During the different competitions in which it was proved, none of the sportsmen suffered contractures or cramps in the musculature of the calves, and according to the scale CR10 the perceived pain was zero or not more than 2. Based on these experimental tests and properties of the kinesio tape, it is possible to recommend its use for triathletes and duathletes for injuries prevention and to avoid contractures or cramps during the competition.
Taping in sports: a brief update
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise , 2012,
Abstract: Athletic taping is an adjunct mechanism adopted as a preventive measure of injuries or post-injury rehabilitation and prophylaxis. The tape is chosen properly so that it could be able to properly strap the body parts, e.g., ankle, wrist, finger, etc. There are certain principles, guidelines, rules and regulations based on which taping has to be done. Besides injury prevention, taping is also used in sports as conservative management of pain, biomechanical effects, effects on balance, posture and neuromuscular system, rehabilitation. Taping has been found to be effective in cases of ankle, foot, hand and wrist injuries as well as appeared to be more valuable in rehabilitation than in prevention of knee and ankle injury. A modern and new approach of taping is kinesiology tape which provides athletes with a solution for working through minor injuries and recovering faster from major injuries and has also been found to be an ideal modality for use in chiropractice settings. It also helps in enhancement of endurance capacity and even performance level in certain cases. Contradictory opinions exist among scientists regarding the advantages and disadvantages of application of taping in sports. Nonetheless Athletic Taping is recommended with certain precautions for the benefit of the sportspersons and athletic performance.
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