Kinesiotaping after thoracosurgeries

Jan Szczegielniak, Marcin Krajczy, Katarzyna Bogacz, Jacek Łuniewski, Zbigniew Śliwiński

Jan Szczegielniak, Marcin Krajczy, Katarzyna Bogacz, Jacek Łuniewski, Zbigniew Śliwiński – Kinesiotaping after thoracosurgeries. Fizjoterapia Polska 2007; 7(3); 344-350

Abstract
In 2005 there were about 15 000 operations carried out in Thoracosurgery Units in Poland. The majority of these involved lobectomy due to structural changes resulting from cancer. It is worth mentioning that the majority of patients were operated on during their first or second stages of the disease, which shows improvement in methods used for diagnostic purposes qualifying for surgical operations. However, the patients treated in the third stage of their disease might reach even 40%. Application of physiotherapy in these patients is a complex problem due to the disease, their overall condition and post-operative complications. The treatment aims at improving the efficiency, strengthening the respiration mechanism, increasing thoracic flexibility and pain relief – which finally leads to improvement of the patient’s well-being. In case of possible lymphatic swelling, drainage and antiedema treatment are also very important. In case of the patients, who underwent surgery, not connected with cancer, physical treatment and massage are valuable complementation to kinesitherapy, which is the basis of physiotherapeutic treatment. They are mainly used in order to stabilize the muscle tone, decrease swelling and pain perception. However, because of the main disease, they could not be applied in most of patients. Under limited possibility of using physiotherapeutic treatment, kinesiotaping (KT) is a safe method stimulating post—operative scar healing, improving muscle activity and helping to decrease swelling and pain.
Key words:
kinesiotaping, physiotherapy, thoracosurgery
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The possibilities of using Kinesio Taping in patients after cardiac surgery

Jan Szczegielniak, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Marcin Krajczy, Zbigniew Śliwiński

Jan Szczegielniak, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Marcin Krajczy, Zbigniew Śliwiński – The possibilities of using Kinesio Taping in patients after cardiac surgery. Fizjoterapia Polska 2007; 7(4); 465-471

Abstract
Background. Kinesio Taping is used in physiotherapy to stimulate recovery and increase physical efficiency. Kinesio Taping offers new possibilities of using physiotherapy in patients who cannot fully benefit from kinesiotherapy or physiotherapy. Kinesio Taping is a method of treatment of pain syndromes reducing subjective pain perception. Appropriate applications, adjusted to patients’ needs and overall health, stimulate the activity of the lymphatic system and auxiliary respiratory muscles, regulate muscle tone, accelerate post-operative scar healing processes and provide additional scar stabilization.The aim. The article presents possibilities for using Kinesio Taping in patients after cardiac surgery. Kinesio Taping was used in the study in order to reduce pain, stabilize muscle tone, support respiratory muscles, prevent pectoralis muscle contracture, accelerate post-operative scar healing processes, increase post-operative scar elasticity and prevent the development of adhesions. Conclusions. The observed results of therapy were as follows: a decrease in subjective pain perception, a reduction of oedema, additional scar stabilization, and fully active participation of the patients in kinesiotherapy, which was limited before the KT treatment.
Key words:
Kinesio Taping, physiotherapy, cardio-surgery
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Vojta Screening Tests in children with CNS damage and functional applications of Kinesiology Taping

Zbigniew Śliwiński, Bartłomiej Halat, Beata Michalak, Wojciech Kufel, Marta Kopa, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Marcin Krajczy, Jan Szczegielniak

Zbigniew Śliwiński, Bartłomiej Halat, Beata Michalak, Wojciech Kufel, Marta Kopa, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Marcin Krajczy, Jan Szczegielniak – Vojta Screening Tests in children with CNS damage and functional applications of Kinesiology Taping. Fizjoterapia Polska 2008; 8(3); 317-324

Abstract
Background. The manifestations of CNS disorders, whether it is spasticity, athetosis, ataxia, or any other, are not visible shortly after birth. They usually develop during the first 4 months of life. They can only be elicited in challenge tests, including kinesiological diagnostic work- up according to V. Vojta.Aim – to define the effect of Kinesiology Taping functional application in children with central coordination disorders. Material and Methods. The study involved 28 patients from the Inpatient Rehabilitation Centre of the Multi-speciality Independent Public Health Care Facility in Zgorzelec (10 boys and 18 girls aged 6-10 months). The mean age of the group was 8 months.Results. Changes in the subjects’ postural reactivity were produced in the course of Vojta kinesiological tests. The difference between the number of pre- and post-Kinesiology Taping abnormal reactions [%] was statistically significant for 3 out of the 7 reactions tested. The mean number of abnormal reactions was 3.12 out of 7 reactions tested. The post-KT results improved inasmuch as the number of abnormal reactions decreased on average by 1 to 2.14 abnormal reactions out of the 7 reactions tested.Conclusions. Children tolerate the therapy of Kinesiology Taping very well. KT produces changes in the spatial arrangement of body parts and improves spatial reactivity, as was observed in the Vojta tests. The Traction Response test showed body axis correction in asymmetric children. The suspension test according to Collis revealed that the application of KT on the hand exerted an effect on muscle tone.
Key words:
Vojta screening tests, Kinesiology Taping
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Assessment of thermal effects of kinesiology tape application

Henryk Racheniuk, Jan Szczeielniak, Katarzyna Bogacz, Sławomir Zator, Jacek Łuniewski, Grzegorz Skiba, Zbigniew Śliwiński

Henryk Racheniuk, Jan Szczeielniak, Katarzyna Bogacz, Sławomir Zator, Jacek Łuniewski, Grzegorz Skiba, Zbigniew Śliwiński – Assessment of thermal effects of kinesiology tape application. Fizjoterapia Polska 2008; 8(3); 310-316

Abstract
Background. This work presents the results of a thermovisual analysis of 20 patients subjected to a single Kinesiology Tape application to the lumbosacral region. The Y muscle technique was used for thermovisual assessment. Material and methods. The study involved a group of 20 volunteers, students of Opole Technical University, including 16 women and 4 men, at an average age of 21 years. The subjects had previously reported intermittent low back pain. The surface temperature of the area where Kinesiology Tape was applied was measured three times: before taping, at one hour after taping and 24 hours after the KT application. Results. The biggest increase in surface temperature was observed in centrally located Area 1, where mean temperature increased by 1.27°C while mean temperature increases in lateral test areas were 0.6°C. Temperature increases in test areas located directly on the tapes were 0.3°C. These values fall within thermovisual camera statistical error range. Conclusion. The highest temperature increase was observed in the central test area. The values of temperature increases of the lateral test areas and those located directly on the tape fell within the thermovisual camera statistical error range.
Key words:
Kinesiology Taping, thermovision, physiotherapy
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Assessment of gait patiem following Kinesiology Taping application in patients after cerebral stroke

Beata Michalak, Bartłomiej Halat, Wojciech Kufel, Marta Kopa, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Magdalena Wilk, Marcin Krajczy, Anna Lipińska, Jan Szczegielniak, Zbigniew Śliwiński

Beata Michalak, Bartłomiej Halat, Wojciech Kufel, Marta Kopa, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Magdalena Wilk, Marcin Krajczy, Anna Lipińska, Jan Szczegielniak, Zbigniew Śliwiński – Assessment of gait patiem following Kinesiology Taping application in patients after cerebral stroke. Fizjoterapia Polska 2009; 9(2); 133-142

Abstract
Background. The authors present an assessment of gait pattern in stroke patients subjected to comprehensive physiotherapy inclu-ding Kinesiology Taping applications. Material and methods. The KT group included 20 patients (13 men and 7 women) who were subjected to Kinesiology Taping. KT applications were not used in the control group, which consisted of 5 women and 15 men. Ali patients underwent physical, neurological and functional examinations, which constituted the basis for designing a rehabilitation program. Results. The analysis of the results indicates that functional KT application to the anterior tibial muscie, ligamentous KT application to the Achilles tendon and muscular KT application to the soleus muscie significantly contributed to improving ankle joint function. Patients treated with KT applications demonstrated improved gait patterns, visible as balanced step length and an extended support phase main-taining the body weight. When learning and analyzing the gait pattern, the midstance phase (fuli loading) is a significant element prece-ding the propulsion phase. This assessment of gait patterns following KT application in stroke patient is an innovative study. Conclusions. Muscular and ligamentous Kinesiology Taping applications reduce the spastic tension of the lower limb muscles para-lyzed as a result of cerebral stroke, The beneficial effect of Kinesiology Taping described by the founders ofthis method reduces the congestive edema of the limbs paralyzed as a result of a cerebral stroke and improve the gait pattern. The rehabilitation program applied in this study increased the gait speed of the stroke patients.
Key words:
Kinesiology Taping, muscular applications, ligamentous applications, corrective applications, cerebral stroke
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The effect of Kinesiology Taping application on the result of 100 meter walking test in patients after cerebrovascular stroke

Jan Szczegielniak, Dariusz Banik, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Zbigniew Śliwiński

Jan Szczegielniak, Dariusz Banik, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Zbigniew Śliwiński – The effect of Kinesiology Taping application on the result of 100 meter walking test in patients after cerebrovascular stroke. Fizjoterapia Polska 2012; 12(1); 71-75

Abstract
Foot drop is one of the most serious problems, encountered during rehabilitation of patients with the history of cerebrovascular stroke, since it significantly contributes to gait quality deterioration. Traditional orthopaedic equip­ment may, to some degree, compensate this defect. Alternative rehabilitation forms for patients with foot drop include corrective application of Kinesiology Taping. The goal of this paper is to evaluate the effect of corrective positioning of the foot using Kinesiology Taping on the result of 100 metre walk test in patients with the history of cerebrovascular stroke. 30 randomly selected patients (15 males and 15 females) with the history of cerebrovascular stroke participated in the study. The subjects underwent treatment at the Medical Centre in Brzeg from January to December 2009. The subjects’ age ranged from 53 to 70 years (the mean age = 58.7 years). All the subjects underwent standard neurological physio­therapy. They performed a 100 metre walk test before the application, an hour after the application and 24 hours after the appli­cation of Kinesiology Tape, aimed at foot drop correction. A statistically significant (p<0.05) reduction in the results obtained from the test was observed in the subjects after Kinesiology Tape application.The results suggest the usefulness of corrective application of Kinesiology Taping, supporting neurological physiotherapy in patients after cerebrovascular stroke.
Key words:
Kinesiology Taping, Cerebrovascular stroke, foot drop
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Clinico-hemodynamic and psycho-cognitive parallels of internal picture of health correction in the process of restorative treatment and rehabilitation of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Roxolana Nesterak, Igor Vakalіuk, Jacek Łuniewski, Jan Szczegielniak

R. Nesterak, I. Vakalіuk, J. Łuniewski, J. Szczegielniak – Clinico-hemodynamic and psycho-cognitive parallels of internal picture of health correction in the process of restorative treatment and rehabilitation of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Fizjoterapia Polska 2019; 19(3); 158-166

Abstract
Aim. The aim of this research was to determine the clinical-hemodynamic and psychologic-cognitive parallels of correction of internal picture of health in the process of restorative treatment and rehabilitation of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
Materials and methods. The study included 141 patients with STEMI. They were divided into the following groups: 63 patients with the use of conservative treatment, and 78 patients with invasive treatment tactics – percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Depending on the applied methods of restorative treatment and rehabilitation, each group of patients was divided into subgroups. Patients of the first subgroup were given traditional treatment; in the second subgroup of patients, in addition to traditional treatment, the training with optimization of the IPH in the form of the “Program of clinical-psychological rehabilitation of cardiological patients by optimisation of the internal picture of health” was used.
Results. The use of the “Program of clinical-psychological rehabilitation of cardiologic patients by optimization of the internal picture of health” increases the clinical efficacy of post-infarction period management, increases tolerance to physical activity measured in 6MWT, reduces manifestations of myocardial ischemia, and in general, increases the quality of life in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
Conclusions. “Program of clinical-psychological rehabilitation of cardiologic patients by optimization of the internal picture of health” can be effectively used in clinical practice.

Key words:
myocardial infraction, rehabilitation, psychology

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Rehabilitation models for patients with COPD

Jan Szczegielniak, Jacek Łuniewski, Marcin Krajczy, Katarzyna Bogacz

J.Szczegielniak, J. Łuniewski, M. Krajczy, K. Bogacz – Rehabilitation models for patients with COPD. Fizjoterapia Polska 2019; 19(3); 126-137

Abstract
Rehabilitation program includes models A, B, C, D and E. Key criteria in qualifying patients for adequate rehabilitation models include assessment of exercise tolerance, degree of lung ventilation dysfunction (FEV1 index), dyspnea level and physical function level.
The other criteria considered in the qualification include age, dyspnea and physical function. Patients with contraindications for exercise test and patients with cardiopulmonary insufficiency are qualified for model E. Individual models include cycle ergometer training (up to training heart rate), breathing and general exercises, resistance training or station training, walking, inhalations, postural drainage and effective coughing exercises, as well as chest percussion, physical therapy and massage.

Key words:
rehabilitation program, COPD, rehabilitation models

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Exercise tolerance tests used in physiotherapy for COPD patients.

Jan Szczegielniak, Katarzyna Bogacz, Marcin Krajczy, Jacek Łuniewski

Jan Szczegielniak, Katarzyna Bogacz, Marcin Krajczy, Jacek Łuniewski – Exercise tolerance tests used in physiotherapy for COPD patients. Fizjoterapia Polska 2019; 19(3); 24-30

Abstract
Aerobic training constitutes the basis of COPD patients’ physiotherapy. To establish individualized exercise load for each patient it is necessary to conduct an exercise tolerance test. Exercise tolerance tests allow for adequate planning of endurance training and assessment of its outcomes. Additionally, they are considered a_reliable tool for the assessment of rehabilitation benefits. Exercise tolerance tests are frequently used for physiotherapy qualification, development of training programs, identification of symptoms which reduce exercise effort potential, monitoring of physiotherapy process and assessment of physiotherapy effects.

Key words:
exercise tolerance tests, COPD

 

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Utjecaj statičnih ravnih tabana na pojavljivanje defekata u držanju tijela u zoni koljena i kralježnice kod djece.

Katarzyna Bogacz, Bartosz Pańczyszak, Daria Duch, Jacek Łuniewski, Marcin Krajczy, Jan Szczegielniak

K. Bogacz, B. Pańczyszak, D. Duch, J. Łuniewski, M. Krajczy, J. Szczegielniak- The influence of static splayfoot on body posture within knee joints and spine in children. Fizjoterapia Polska 2019; 19(1); 52-58

Abstract
Aim of work. The aim of this work was to assess body postures of primary school pupils and to assess the influence of static splayfoot on bad posture within lower limbs and spine.
Material and Methods. Research sample included 306 grade four pupils attending primary schools in Kluczbork municipal district. The research test were conducted at the turn of 2017 and 2018. The results gathered in the test were subjected to statistical analysis to determine correlations between particular body posture deformities. Correlation analysis was used to determine correlations between the assessed variables.
Results. The analysis of posture fault occurrence in the research population showed variables of statistical significance for spine curvatures, flat foot and cross knees. Additionally, knee joints flexion contracture was reported in one child.
Conclusions.
1. Bad body posture within lower limbs and spine are common among grade four pupils.
2. There is a strong correlation between splayfoot and deformities within knees and spine.

Key words:
Splayfoot, body posture, children, health

 

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