Marcin Krajczy, Katarzyna Bogacz, Jacek Łuniewski, Zbigniew Śliwiński, Dagmara Gąbka, Jan Szczegielniak
M. Krajczy, K. Bogacz, J. Łuniewski, Z. Śliwiński, D. Gąbka, J. Szczegielniak – Review of literature on the application of Kinesio Taping (KT) in internal diseases: in surgery, cardiology and pulmonology . Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(2); 32-42
Introduction. So far, there have been few materials on Kinesio Taping (KT), in particular those meeting the criteria of scientific fact-based materials. The available literature includes articles on the possibility of using KT, but the results presented are not unequivocal. Some hypotheses and theories are contradictory, and many of them are not supported with any study results, and the conclusions presented seem questionable.
Objective. The objective of this study is to present the current state of knowledge of the possibility to apply the KT method in internal diseases: in cardiology and pulmonology.
Material and methods. The first stage was conducted from October to November 2017. It included preliminary selection aimed at identifying the works on the possibility of applying dynamic taping. The second stage of the research was conducted from December 2017 to January 2018, and consisted in a detailed analysis of the selected works on application and assessment of effects of dynamic taping in surgery, pulmonology and cardiology.
Results. When assessing the effects of KT in internal diseases in cardiology and pulmonology, the effects were classified as poor effects (PE), effects (E) and anti-effects (AE), when the results of the trial do not confirm the therapeutic activities. 2 E were discovered in assessing the effects of KT in surgery (2 articles). 3 E were discovered in the study of application in pulmonology (3rd article). No articles of the A reference level, concerning application of KT in cardiology.
Conclusions. Three conclusions were formulated on the basis of analysis of the source materials:
1. There has been a recent progress in the research into the possibility of applying dynamic taping in physical therapy, including in internal diseases: pulmonology and cardiology.
2. There are few prospective, randomized trials associated with application of dynamic taping, conducted on a large enough group of patients.
3. Few articles in the literature that explain the principles of DT, meet the criteria of research based on scientific facts.
review of literature, kinesiology taping, surgery, cardiology, pulmonology
W. Garczyński – Selected mechanical properties of tapes used in kinesiology taping method – single blind test. FP 2017; 17(3); 74-81
Introduction. Kinesiology Taping is a popular method used not only by physiotherapists and physicians, but also by trainers, due to the lack of patient involvement and the economic factor. Numerous scientific publications on kinesiotaping are based on a randomized, usually double-blind tests. Unfortunately, in most scientific articles there is no information on the tape used in the tests, which makes it impossible to repeat the test and obtain the clinical response proven by the authors.
Aim of the tests. The implication for the tests was the comparison of several types of tapes used in dynamic taping in terms of selected mechanical properties.
Material and methods. Seven types of tapes were used for the tests: Nitto Denko, Acu Top, Cure Tape, Nastara, Kinesio Tex Gold, Novama, 3NS Tex. Instron E 3000 endurance machine was used for testing of mechanical properties. Two types of tests were carried out in the tape testing: monotonic stretching test and cyclic stretching test. The obtained results were analyzed using Office Excel 2010 and Statistica 12.
Results. Nitto Denko (154.90 N) and Novama (118.41 N) tapes had the highest static strength, while Acu Top (25.19 N) and 3NS Tex (18.54 N) tapes had the lowest static strength. The results from the cyclic stretching test showed higher values of force necessary for the Nitto Denko and Novam tapes (6.78 and 19.97 N, respectively). The lowest force needed for tape stretching was shown by 3NS Tex and Nastara tapes (3.95 and 4.68 N, respectively). The level of difference between the tested tapes was statistically significant (p < 0.001).
Conclusions. The tapes available on the Polish market differ in terms of mechanical properties.
kinesiology taping, mechanical properities, physiotherapy
Żaneta Ciosek, Łukasz Kopacz, Karolina Kot, Iwona Rotter, Zbigniew Śliwiński, Marek Kiljański, Danuta Lietz-Kijak
Ż. Ciosek, Ł. Kopacz, K. Kot, I. Rotter, Z. Śliwiński, M. Kiljański, D. Lietz-Kijak – The influence of Kinesiology Taping method in conjunction with local cryotherapy on the range of motion and low-back pain in patients with degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. FP 2017; 17(2); 36-46
Introduction. The back pain is frequently caused by spine ligament weakness, changes associated with intervertebral joints, overload, degenerative disc disease and degeneration in the elderly. One of the most crucial results of the local cryotherapy on the surgical area is an analgesic effect. Kinesiology Taping method is based on the alignment of muscle tone on the application area. This technique contributes to increase range of motion and muscle strength.
Material and methods. The study group included 90 patients with degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. They were from Rehabilitation Clinic in Szczecin. All subjects underwent the examination of mobility of the spine and were asked to rate their pain on the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) on the first and fifteenth day of treatment. The I group was subjected to Kinesiology Taping method and local cryotherapy 15 times. We used fascia technique in accordance with the methodology. The patients from the II groups were also subjected to local cryotherapy. The III group consisted of the patients who were waiting for the treatment. They underwent the examination of mobility of the spine at the same time as the other groups.
Results. We observed significant pain reduction and significant improvement in motion of lumbar spine in the I group, which was subjected to Kinesiology Taping method in conjunction with local cryotherapy. In the group which was subjected to local cryotherapy, a slight improvement in motion of lumbar spine and in reduction in pain could be observed.
In the III group, which consisted of the patients awaiting the treatment, we observed no significant improvement in flexion or extension of lumbar spine.
Conclusions. Kinesiology Taping method in conjunction with local cryotherapy results in the improvement of lumbar spine mobility. The use of the Kinesiology Taping method together with local cryotherapy has a significant influence on decreasing the intensity of pain. The application of local cryotherapy alone has significantly lower therapeutic effects than its application together with Kinesiology Taping method.
local cryotherapy, spine, Kinesiology Taping
Łukasz Kopacz, Danuta Lietz-Kijak, Artur Perz, Elżbieta Kubala, Paulina Strzelecka, Edward Kijak, Zbigniew Śliwiński, Marek Kiljański
Ł. Kopacz, D. Lietz-Kijak, A. Perz, El. Kubala, P. Strzelecka, E. Kijak, Z. Śliwiński, M. Kiljański: Application of the physiotherapy Kinesiology Taping method in treatment of pain of the cervical spine in young dentists. Fizjoterapia Polska 2015;15(3);36-44
Introduction. Dentists, due to the conditions of their work, are exposed to many loads both physical and psychological. Considering the ergonomics of work, health status of this professional group should be considered primarily in terms of diseases of the spine, especially the cervical. This applies to all items in the work, both independently, as well as in team techniques, where apart from monotypy and monotony, there is always forced posture, and large static load, that contributing to a lot of degenerative arthritis changes of the cervical spine disorders, which are the result of the above-mentioned degenerations. Material and method. The study were conducted in the Department of Propedeutics and Dental Physicodiagnostics of the Pomeranian Medical University. The study group consisted of 36 fifth-year students of dentistry at the Faculty of Medical-Dentistry, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin with chronic pain of the cervical spine. Group of examined persons was subjected to the treatment with Kinesiology Taping method, in which were used muscular and ligaments technique , accordance with the methodology. In the study has been used diagnostic survey method – a questionnaire. To assess the degree of feeling pain by the subjects were used a visual analogue scale VAS in the horizontal format in the range of 0-10.
Results. Considering the range of motion of the cervical spine flexion, the Kinesiology Taping method has improved in this movement, and extension range in the cervical spine improved more than the range of flexion. Taking the scope of the movement of the bend into the side, as well as the turn of the cervical spine in the test group were significantly improved, both in motion toward the right as and left. Examined in terms of assessing the level of the declared values of pain on VAS observed a significant reduction of this disease. Conclusion. Kinesiology Taping application also favorably influenced the range of motion of the cervical spine, while improving comfort work. Kinesiology Taping method applied among young dentists had a positive effect on the declared value of pain on the VAS, which transfers into a reduction. Considering the sex of patients, in the group of women has significantly improved the range of extension, while in men the range of flexion.
Kinesiology Taping, pain, spine
Anna Lipińska, Magdalena Lipińska-Stańczak, Paweł Macek, Renata Szczepaniak, Sławomir Jandziś, Zbigniew Śliwiński
A. Lipińska, M. Lipińska-Stańczak, P. Macek, R. Szczepaniak, S. Jandziś, Z. Śliwiński: Possible applications of dynamic taping in women after the removal of lymph nodes because of breast cancer. FP 2015;15(4);16-31
Introduction. In Poland and in the world breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy among women. Complications occurring after the applied therapy lower the quality of patients’ life. One of the many adverse effects of breast cancer treatment is lymphedema. Removal of lymph nodes and damage to lymphatic vessels make the transport of high-molecular proteins difficult, and at the same time, they have an influence on an increase in the colloid-osmotic pressure, water retention in the inter-tissue space, the loss of lymphatic vascular tone and reduction of the hydrostatic pressure. If not treated, lymphedema causes ailments in the form of recurrent inflammatory conditions of the skin, lymphatic vessels, which greatly reduces the patients’ psychophysical efficiency and promotes the development of lymphosarcoma of the upper limb on the side of mastectomy. One of the methods of lymphedema treatment is Kinesiology Taping. In Poland, the term dynamic taping is more and more frequently used. Application of this method causes that healing processes occur in the patient in a painless and natural way.
Aim. To present the possibilities of using lymphatic techniques of dynamic taping in women after mastectomy and to assess the impact of the applications on the secondary lymphedema. The author decided to verify the main objective through the following research hypotheses:
1.Applications of dynamic taping reduce lymphedema in women after mastectomy.
2.Techniques of the Kinesiology Taping method influence the change of motion ranges in the joints of the upper limb.
Material and research methods. The study was performed in the Department of Rehabilitation of Holycross Cancer Centre in Kielce. The study group consisted of 73 patients after mastectomy diagnosed with secondary lymphedema of the upper limb. The volume of upper limbs was measured with the use of a measuring cylinder filled with water. Measurements of motion ranges in the joints of upper limbs were performed with the use of a goniometer.
Results and conclusions. Analysis of the results shows that the employed lymphatic applications reduce lymphedema, increase the range of motion in the joints of the upper limb on the operated side and promote healing processes, contributing to the improvement of physical efficiency and the quality of life.
breast cancer, lymphedema, dynamic taping, Kinesiology Taping
Marta Tyndorf, Marcin Kozakiewicz, Jakub Winerowicz
M. Tyndorf, M. Kozakiewicz, J. Winerowicz – Lymphatic kinesiology taping technique as the method of treatment against the swelling of a face after surgeries in the craniofacial area – preliminary report. FP 2016;16(1);88-98
The contemporary maxillofacial surgery aims not only to restore the functions of the stomatognathic system and the face, but also to restore their harmony and to improve aesthetics. Constantly increasing pace of life and the desire of patients to regain the full fitness as quickly as possible, make the therapeutic teams to always look for the new ways to reduce the time of rehabilitation, and this includes the ways to reduce the swelling. There are a number of methods to fight the lymphedema, but often not only they are not efficient enough, but also they raise the risk of several serious side effects. Therefore, the new methods for reducing the swelling are being searched for constantly, and one of them is the lymphatic kinesiology taping technique.
Objective. Evaluation of the impact of the lymphatic kinesiology taping technique on the dynamics of the facial swelling, in patients after surgeries due to injuries and defects of the craniofacial area.
Materials and Methods. In the study participated the patients of the Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic of the University Clinical Hospital of WAM-CSW in Łódź, who had been treated due to injuries and gnathic defects, during the period from 31.08.2013 to 30.06.2014. Based on randomization, there had been formed the test group of 22 persons and the control group of 19 persons. In the test group the lymphatic kinesiology taping technique had been applied, and then in both groups the facial swelling measurements were taken – on the 1st, 2nd, 5th and the 10th day after the surgery. The statistical analysis of the results had been made.
Results. The group of patients was predominantly male (68%), with the mean age of 34.2 years. A significant impact of the kinesiotaping on the dynamics of the postoperative edema formation had been demonstrated. The kinesiotaping resulted in the gradual reduction of the swelling, up to the 75% of improvement on the 10th day after the surgery, while in the control group the swelling initially escalated and its reduction was much less pronounced in the final phase of the research.
Conclusions. Lymphatic kinesiology taping technique has a positive impact on the reduction of the postoperative edema of the face, and it seems advisable to further study the effects of this treatment method on the rehabilitation of the patients, who have undergone a surgery in the craniofacial area.
swelling, maxillofacial surgery, kinesiology taping, fracture, orthognathic surgery
Marlena Drężewska, Ewa Frączek, Zbigniew Śliwiński
M. Drężewska, E. Frączek, Z. Śliwiński – The Assessment of Impact of the Kinesiology Taping on Changes in the Selected Motor Skills in the Hypermobile Female Dancers. FP 2016;16(1);6-22
Background. Both physical and mental effort undertaken in pursuit of perfection in the dance makes improving the quality of motor skills for dancers is just as important as the development of skills. In the literature there are reports that Kinesiology Taping facilitates muscle activity which contributes to increase their strength. The aim of the study was to eval-uate the effectiveness of KT application in improving muscle strength in female dancers with joint hipermobility after injury.
Material and methods. The research involved 44 jazz female dancers with musculoskeletal pain in lower part of the body. Average age of dancers was M = 20,12; SD = 2,88; Min = 18; Max = 25. All patients reported joint hipermobility by Sachse. In the dancers KT applications for three weeks, three times were used for selected groups of muscles, peripheral joints and spine after a screening test. Before and after treatment muscle strength of selected muscles were measured using a dynamometer MicroFet2.
Results. The analysis results indicate that the use of KT applications significantly contributed to the increased muscle strength following: quadratus lumborum, piriformis, gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, iliopsoas, biceps femoris, semitendinosus ald semimembranosus and adduc-tors (p < 0,005). There was no statistically significant difference in muscle strength after ap-plications for: latissimus dorsi, rectus femoris and tensor fascie late (p > 0,05).
Conclusions. Applications KT of dancers hypermobility of musculoskeletal pains have sub-stantial impact on the muscle tone and strength of muscle examined.
Kinesiology Taping, dance, muscle strength, hipermobility
Marcin Krajczy, Adam Bąk, Katarzyna Bogacz, Jacek Łuniewski, Tomasz Dybek, Jan Szczegielniak
M. Krajczy, A. Bąk, K. Bogacz, J. Łuniewski, T. Dybek, J. Szczegielniak – Assessment of kinesiology taping effects in patients with intestinal passage disorders caused by ostoperative adhesions based on test measuring hydrogen level in exhaled air. Preliminary reports. FP 2016; 16(2); 6-13
Introduction. One of the ways to treat patients with intestinal passage obstruction due to adhesions after surgery can be physical therapy with the use of kinesiology taping.
Aim. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of kinesiology taping (KT) in the normalization of intestinal transit and assessment of hydrogen molecules exhaled by patients.
Material and methods . The study involved 20 patients (15 women, 5 men, average age 48.85 years) with the disorder of intestinal passage obstruction due to adhesions after surgery. Patients were divided randomly into test group BA (12 women, 4 men, average age, 47.67 years) and control KO (3 women, 1 man, average age 54.25). InBA group elastic therapeutic tape was applied to improve the intestinal transit. InKOgroup the placeboeffect was used (applications without therapeutic relevance). Hydrogen molecules in exhaledairtestwas used to evaluate the effects of kinesiology tapingapplications. Additionally, the number of defecation per day was assessed and stool form scale by Boston was used. All test were carried out prior to application and at 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 24 day after application of KT. The level of hydrogen molecules in exhaled air was checked before the KTapplication and in the 5 and 15 day after application of KT.
Results. The study demonstrated a statistically significant increase in the number of defecation per day, normalization of stool consistency and reductionof hydrogen molecules in in exhaled air in BA group.
Conclusions. The results shown effectiveness of kinesiology taping in the process of digestion and intestinal passage normalization.
assessment of hydrogen molecules exhaled by patients, kinesiology taping, intestinal passage obstruction, adhesions after surgery
Jolanta Darowska-Olszewska, Zbigniew Śliwiński
J. Darowska-Olszewska, Z. Śliwiński – Evaluation of Impact of the Application of Kinesio Taping and Standard Complete Decongestive Therapy on the Lymphedema in Women After Mastectomy. FP 2016; 16 (3); 18-32
Introduction. The objective of this study has been to evaluate treatment results in the upper extremity on the side after surgery, in women after the mastectomy procedure, with the application of the Standard Complete Decongestive Therapy and the Modified Complete Decongestive Therapy, where the multilayer bandaging has been replaced with the lymphatic applications of the Kinesio Taping method. The above objective has been verified by testing the following hypotheses:
1. Lymphatic applications of the Kinesio Taping method can replace the multilayer bandaging.
2. Kinesio Taping techniques affect the range of motion in the shoulder joint.
3. Kinesio Taping applications reduce pain in the upper extremity, on the side after surgery.
Materials and Methods. Total number of 24 women after the unilateral mastectomy have been examined. The test group encompassed 12 patients, to whom the lymphatic Kinesio Taping techniques have been applied. The control group constituted of 12 patients, who have been treated with the multilayer bandaging. Both groups, over the period of 15 days, have been subjected to a 30-minutes manual lymphatic drainage procedure and to 20 minutes of rehabilitation exercises. Before and after the therapy, the upper extremity circumference has been measured using a centimeter tape. The shoulder joint range of motion has been measured with a goniometer. The pain level has been assessed according to VAS scale.
Results. Analysis of the obtained results show, that the lymphatic tape applications used reduce lymphedema and pain sensation, and increase the range of motion in the shoulder joint on the side after surgery, in women after the mastectomy procedure.
Conclusions. The applied Kinesio Taping techniques, when compared with the multilayer bandaging of the Complete Decongestive Therapy, bring about the comparable results.
lymphedema, Kinesio Taping, Complete Decongestive Therapy