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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12076
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Kinesiotaping improves pain and function vs. placebo or conventional therapy for low back pain


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Kinesio taping in treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

J Rehabil Med. 2019 Oct 29;51(10):734-740.

Contributing Authors: Y Sheng Z Duan Q Qu W Chen B Yu

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Synopsis

8 studies comparing kinesiotaping with or without conventional therapy to placebo taping or conventional therapy were included in this meta-analysis comparing Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain scores and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores. Pooled results showed significantly different VAS pain scores and ODI scores in favour of the kinesiotaping group compared to the control group.

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