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ACE Report #11979
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Seven-day course of Kinesio-Taping(R) has no impact on EMG, pain, or ROM compared to placebo taping


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Short-Term Effects of Kinesio Taping(R) on Electromyographic Characteristics of Paraspinal Muscles, Pain, and Disability in Patients With Lumbar Disk Herniation

J Sport Rehabil. 2019;28(5):402-412. doi: 10.1123/jsr.2017-0086

Contributing Authors: M Grzeskowiak Z Krawiecki W Labedz J Kaczmarczyk J Lewandowski D Lochynski

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Synopsis

The authors randomized 38 patients with chronic lower back pain secondary to lumbar disk herniation to a seven-day course of Kinesio-Taping (R) (KT) or placebo taping (PT). Primary outcomes were electromyographic (EMG) activity of the lumbar multifidus and thoracic longissimus muscles. These were measured through flexion- and extension-relaxation ratios (FRRs and ERRs respectively). Secondary outc...

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