TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2017, Cilt 16, Sayı, 3     (Sayfalar: 238-246)

Kinesio taping: is it effective in soft tissue injuries?

Volga Bayrakcı Tunay 1, Gül Baltacı 2

1 Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon Bölümü, Ankara
2 Özel Ankara Güven Hastanesi, Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon Bölümü, Ankara

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2017.33
Görüntüleme: 510
İndirme : 947

Kinesio Taping (KT) is commonly used in sports injuries, in rehabilitation of orthopaedic, neurologic, oncologic and paediatric patients. It can be used to reduce pain, increase range of motion, facilitate or inhibit muscle activity and improve proprioception. Although the mechanism of action is unclear, it is believed that activation of the cutaneous receptors could influence neuromuscular functions. The use of KT decreases pain in most of soft tissue pathologies. More high-quality researches with long-term follow-ups are required to validate the effects of KT for pain relief, promotion of circulation and relief of muscle spasm. Future studies are required to ensure methodological quality like blinding of subjects and clinicians as well as the presence of a placebo-taping group.

Anahtar Kelimeler : kinesio tape; musculoskeletal pain; muscle activity; range of motion; proprioception