Effect of Kinesiology Taping on pain and load in the case of feet with bunionette deformity – a case report

Tobiasz Żłobiński, Anna Stolecka-Warzecha, Barbara Błońska-Fajfrowska

Tobiasz Żłobiński, Anna Stolecka-Warzecha, Barbara Błońska-Fajfrowska – Effect of Kinesiology Taping on pain and load in the case of feet with bunionette deformity – a case report. Fizjoterapia Polska 2021; 21(3); 178-185

Abstract
Objective. Assessment of the impact of Kinesiology Taping (KT) on the change of foot position and the way it functions in a standing position and while walking in the case of a patient with bunionette deformity.
Material and methods. The article is a report on the use of Kinesiology Taping in comprehensive conservative treatment in the case of bunionette deformity along with the assessment of the effectiveness of therapy through computer examination of the feet. The foot examination included three measurements made on a 3D scanner and on a baropodometric platform, assessing foot load while standing and walking. The first measurement was carried out before KT application, the second one immediately after the application, and the third measurement was made after the period of using KT for a month.
Results. The application of Kinesiology Taping influenced the anthropometric measurements of the foot, as well as the way of redistributing load on individual parts of the feet while standing and walking.
Conclusions. The use of Kinesiology Taping seems to have an impact on the way the foot is positioned, as well as the way the foot biomechanics are shaped in the event of bunionette deformity. In literature we have not found reports on a comprehensive method of conservative treatment of this defect using this method, which may be important in the treatment of patients who do not want or cannot undergo surgery.
Key words:
Kinesiology Taping, bunionette, little toes, foot
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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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The effect of oblique abdominal muscle applications of Kinesiology Taping on the symmetry of pelvic movements

Michał Dylewski, Marek Sójka, Tomasz Senderek, Zbigniew Śliwiński, Wojciech Hagner

Michał Dylewski, Marek Sójka, Tomasz Senderek, Zbigniew Śliwiński, Wojciech Hagner – The effect of oblique abdominal muscle applications of Kinesiology Taping on the symmetry of pelvic movements. Fizjoterapia Polska 2008; 8(3); 290-298

Abstract
Background. Asymmetrical pelvis position is believed to be a cause of such conditions as low back pain syndromes or scoliosis. The positioning and mobility of the pelvis depend mainly on the tension of the muscles in this area. This paper attempts to evaluate the effect of Kinesiology Taping (KT) application on the symmetry of work of the iliac bones. Material and methods. The subjects were people aged between 18 and 65 years without pain syndromes, with asymmetric pelvis position. The subjects were divided into an investigational group (indications to apply KT to OAM) and a control group (no such indications). KT applications for the investigational group were chosen according to KT testing results, while in the control group KT was applied randomly. Assessments of pelvic bone movement were performed twice, before and just after KT application, using an ultrasound-based 3D motion analysis system (ZEBRIS CMS HS). Movements of the lumbar spine and iliac bones were assessed in flexion and extension with the patient in the standing position. Analysis of the results was concerned with the following parameters: symmetry of iliac bone movement and mobility of the lumbar spine before and after KT application.Results. Following KT application, the investigational group demonstrated a significant (p <0.05) improvement of iliac bone movement symmetry with regard to all parameters. The results were significantly better in the investigational group compared to the control group (p <0.05).Conclusions. Oblique abdominal muscle applications of Kinesiology Taping, when used in accordance with the principles of Kinesiology Taping and based on KT tests, substantially improve the symmetry of pelvic movement.
Key words:
Kinesiology Taping, oblique abdominal muscles, asymmetrical pelvis position
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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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Efficacy of Kinesiology Taping in the rehabilitation of children with low–angle scoliosis

Aneta Bac, Łukasz Stagraczyński, Elżbieta Ciszek, Maciej Górkiewicz, Andrzej Szczygieł

Aneta Bac, Łukasz Stagraczyński, Elżbieta Ciszek, Maciej Górkiewicz, Andrzej Szczygieł – Efficacy of Kinesiology Taping in the rehabilitation of children with low–angle scoliosis. Fizjoterapia Polska 2009; 9(3); 202-210

Abstract
Background. There are a number of methods of conservative management of idiopathic scoliosis, including Kinesiology Taping, which utilises elastic tapes to reduce pain or correct joint alignment. The goal of this study was to determine the effect of Kinesio Taping on selected parameters in children with low-angle scoliosis. Material and methods. The subjects were two groups of 22 children each, all diagnosed with low angle scoliosis on the basis of a physical examination and radiographic evidence. The patients from the control group were subjected to a special therapeutic programme. Sessions were held three times a week for 45 minutes for a total of three weeks. During the other 2 days the children exercised at home twice a day. In the experimental group Kinesiology Taping was additionally applied. Spinal mobility, the rounding of the back, the intensity of pain, the degree of muscular tension and the level of activity and regularity of doing the exercises were evaluated in both groups. Results. In the experimental group, Kinesiology Taping had the most marked effect on back rounding, muscular tension and increasing the children’s average level of activity. Pain intensity was reduced initially but later returned to baseline levels (short-lasting effect). According to the parents and the therapist, the children fitted with Kinesio-Tex tapes (experimental group) were better motivated to do the exercises regularly. Conclusions. The results of this preliminary study seem to support the hypothesis that Kinesiology Taping can be a good adjunct to traditional therapy in children with low-angle scoliosis.
Key words:
scoliosis, Kinesiology Taping, rehabilitation
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Direct impact of Kinesiology Taping on baropodometric and anthropometric parameters in patients with hallux valgus

Tobiasz Żłobiński, Anna Stolecka-Warzecha, Magdalena Hartman-Petrycka, Barbara Błońska-Fajfrowska

Tobiasz Żłobiński, Anna Stolecka-Warzecha, Magdalena Hartman-Petrycka, Barbara Błońska-Fajfrowska – Direct impact of Kinesiology Taping on baropodometric and anthropometric parameters in patients with hallux valgus. Fizjoterapia Polska 2021; 21(2); 22-29

 

Abstract
Objective. Assessment of the impact of Kinesiology Taping (KT) on the change in the position of hallux valgus and on the manner the foot functions in a standing position and while walking. Material and methods. Seventy feet with hallux valgus deformity were assessed. The foot examination consisted of double measurements made on a 3D scanner and on a baropodometric platform, assessing the manner the foot bears load while standing and while walking. The first measurement was carried out before and the second one immediately after the application of Kinesiology Taping. The collected results were subjected to statistical analysis. Results. The use of KT significantly impacted numerous foot parameters measured in static conditions, and after the application of KT. It significantly decreased: hallux valgus angle (p < 0.001) and foot width (p < 0.01). In the dynamic test, a significant increase was observed in: the foot area (p < 0.001), the load on the head of the first metatarsal bone (p <0.001) and the load on the lateral part of the heel (p < 0.001). On the other hand, the maximum and average foot load (p < 0.001), and load on the heads of the second and third, as well as the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones (p < 0.001) were reduced. Conclusions. Kinesiology Taping mechanically impacted the position of hallux valgus and the position of the foot. This allows for the implementation of KT as an effective method of conservative management
Key words:
Kinesiology Taping, hallux valgus, foot anthropometry
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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&lt;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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The use of Kinesiology Taping in physiotherapy practice: a systematic review of the literature

Wojciech Kiebzak, Ireneusz Kowalski, Mariusz Pawłowski, Jakub Gąsior, Katarzyna Zaborowska-Sapeta, Olga Wolska, Zbigniew Śliwiński

Wojciech Kiebzak, Ireneusz Kowalski, Mariusz Pawłowski, Jakub Gąsior, Katarzyna Zaborowska-Sapeta, Olga Wolska, Zbigniew Śliwiński – The use of Kinesiology Taping in physiotherapy practice: a systematic review of the literature. Fizjoterapia Polska 2012; 12(1); 1-11

Abstract
In the scientific literature and clinical practice, the interest in using Kinesiology Taping (KT) is still growing. Initially, the method was widespread in Asia in the 70s. In the U.S., it has been applied since 1990. In Europe, the approach was presented for the first time in 1998. In Poland, KT has been developing since 2004. KT philosophy is based on enabling the free movement through the restoration of normal perfusion fluids, analgesic system activation, activating the lymph flow and muscle tension adjustment, and correction of abnormal position of the articular surfaces. The aim of this study was to analyze the available literature on the efficacy and clinical use of KT in the process of Physiotherapy.The analysis included a methodical review of the literature databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PEDro, PUBMED, INGENTA CONNECT and Google Scholar.We analyzed 87 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals on the use of KT in the various fields of medicine and of sport of which 3 were randomized trials. Among all publications and speeches reporting the efficacy of KT method there was no paper reporting the dangers or side effects of the method. The review indicates that most of the papers about KT were published Polish Journal of Physiotherapy.Kinesiology Taping is widely used in supporting the practice of physiotherapy.
Key words:
Kinesio Taping, Kinesiology Taping,application KT, physiotherapy
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Evaluation of the effectiveness of Kinesiology Taping in the treatment of injuries in volleyball players

Radosław Grabosz, Aneta Bac, Maicki Tomasz, Piotr Rutkowski, Małgorzata Szarota, Agnieszka Szlachetka, Agnieszka Jędrzejewska, Magdalena Wilk-Frańczuk, Rafał Trąbka

Radosław Grabosz, Aneta Bac, Maicki Tomasz, Piotr Rutkowski, Małgorzata Szarota, Agnieszka Szlachetka, Agnieszka Jędrzejewska, Magdalena Wilk-Frańczuk, Rafał Trąbka – Evaluation of the effectiveness of Kinesiology Taping in the treatment of injuries in volleyball players. Fizjoterapia Polska 2021; 21(1); 54-61

Abstract
Introduction. Contemporary sports physiotherapy has various methods of treating patients. Currently, Kinesiology Taping has become one of the most popular and inherent prophylactic methods supporting treatment after injuries within the musculoskeletal system. This technique allows the space between the skin and the fascia to be opened, which allows for better microcirculation and thus faster regeneration processes.
Objective. The objective of the study was to assess the pain and the results of Kinesiology Taping in the studied volleyball players after injuries of various parts of the body.
Materials and method. The study assessed the effect of Kinesiology Taping as a physiotherapeutic method that is commonly used after injuries in professional volleyball players. The study covered 72 players diagnosed with a motor organ dysfunction that occurred during physical activity related to practicing a given discipline.
Results. The study showed the relationship between the change in pain intensity assessed using the VAS scale and the application of Kinesiology Taping (Student’s t-test). The test showed a relationship between the use of taping and the reduction of pain, which was statistically significant for all injured parts of the body (p < 0.05).
Conclusions. In the assessment of the studied volleyball players, Kinesiology Taping of the areas of the body presented in the study was effective. There was a decrease in the value of pain assessed according to the scale.
Key words:
Kinesiology Taping, kinesiotaping, injuries, sports
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