Kinesio Tape 14-Day Application Cycle: A Case Study
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Kinesio Tape
Overuse injuries
Lower extremities
Rehabilitation

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Romano V, Smith K, Hanes-Romano K, Chambers J. Kinesio Tape 14-Day Application Cycle: A Case Study. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Feb. 10 [cited 2022 Jun. 30];8. Available from: https://www.mbmj.org/index.php/ijms/article/view/392

Abstract

This study utilized a 14-day application cycle of Kinesio tape which is a longer version of the current application period with the goal to extend the effect of the treatment on the immediate effect on perceived pain, pain free range of motion, overhead squat analysis, and the athlete’s perceived performance. Kinesio Tape was applied to the athlete for five days, and then removed for a two-day rest period and then repeated. Pre/post-assessments consisted of an overhead squat analysis, pain free range of motion of the hip, knee, and ankle, perceived pain, and perceived performance. There was a significant increase in pain free range of motion for two of the eight joint actions assessed [left hip internal rotation (p=0.03) and left ankle plantarflexion (p<0.01)].  Furthermore, participants significantly improved their overhead squat assessment score from pre (5.4±1.8) to post (3.5±1.8) Kinesio Taping (p<0.01).  Lastly, participants reported a significantly lower level of perceived pain (p<0.01) and a significantly higher level of perceived performance (p<0.01) after the usage of Kinesio Tape.

https://doi.org/10.15342/ijms.2021.392
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