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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Kinesiology Taping: Introduction

Brent Brookbush

Brent Brookbush


Lower Body

  1. Aguilar, M. B., Abian-Vicen, J., Halstead, J., & Gijon-Nogueron, G. (2015). Effectiveness of neuromuscular taping on pronated foot posture and walking plantar pressures in amateur runners. J Sci Med Sport. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2015.04.004
  2. Cho, H. Y., Kim, E. H., Kim, J., & Yoon, Y. W. (2015). Kinesio taping improves pain, range of motion, and proprioception in older patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial. In Am J Phys Med Rehabil (Vol. 94, pp. 192-200). United States.
  3. de-la-Torre-Domingo, C., Alguacil-Diego, I. M., Molina-Rueda, F., Lopez-Roman, A., & Fernandez-Carnero, J. (2015). Effect of Kinesiology Tape on Measurements of Balance in Subjects with Chronic Ankle Instability: a randomized clinical trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2015.06.022
  4. Donec, V., & Krisciunas, A. (2014). The effectiveness of Kinesio Taping(R) after total knee replacement in early postoperative rehabilitation period. A randomized controlled trial. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med, 50(4), 363-371.
  5. Hagen, L., Hebert, J. J., Dekanich, J., & Koppenhaver, S. (2015). The effect of elastic therapeutic taping on back extensor muscle endurance in patients with low back pain: a randomized, controlled, crossover trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 45(3), 215-219. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5177
  6. Han, J. T., Lee, J. H., & Yoon, C. H. (2015). The mechanical effect of kinesiology tape on rounded shoulder posture in seated male workers: a single-blinded randomized controlled pilot study. Physiother Theory Pract, 31(2), 120-125. doi:10.3109/09593985.2014.960054
  7. Kim, S. Y., Kang, M. H., Kim, E. R., Kim, G. M., & Oh, J. S. (2015). Effects of kinesio taping on lumbopelvic-hip complex kinematics during forward bending. J Phys Ther Sci, 27(3), 925-927. doi:10.1589/jpts.27.925
  8. Lee, S. M., & Lee, J. H. (2015b). Efficacy of stepwise application of orthosis and kinesiology tape for treating thumb metacarpophalangeal joint hyperextension injury. J Phys Ther Sci, 27(8), 2655-2656. doi:10.1589/jpts.27.2655
  9. Mills, C., Knight, J., & Milligan, G. (2015). Do ergogenic AIDS alter lower extremity joint alignment during a functional movement lunge prior to and following an exercise bout? J Hum Kinet, 45, 9-17. doi:10.1515/hukin-2015-0002
  10. Oliveira, A. K., Borges, D. T., Lins, C. A., Cavalcanti, R. L., Macedo, L. B., & Brasileiro, J. S. (2014). Immediate effects of Kinesio Taping on neuromuscular performance of quadriceps and balance in individuals submitted to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A randomized clinical trial. J Sci Med Sport. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2014.12.002
  11. Ozmen, T., Aydogmus, M., Dogan, H., Acar, D., Zoroglu, T., & Willems, M. (2015a). The Effect of Kinesio Taping(R) on Muscle Pain, Sprint Performance, and Flexibility in Recovery From Squat Exercise in Young Adult Women. In J Sport Rehabil.
  12. Ozmen, T., Aydogmus, M., Dogan, H., Acar, D., Zoroglu, T., & Willems, M. (2015b). The Effect of Kinesio Taping(R) on Muscle Pain, Sprint Performance, and Flexibility in Recovery From Squat Exercise in Young Adult Women. J Sport Rehabil. doi:10-1123/jsr.2014-0243
  13. Serra, M. V., Vieira, E. R., Brunt, D., Goethel, M. F., Goncalves, M., & Quemelo, P. R. (2015). Kinesio Taping effects on knee extension force among soccer players. Braz J Phys Ther, 0. doi:10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0075
  14. Song, C. Y., Huang, H. Y., Chen, S. C., Lin, J. J., & Chang, A. H. (2015). Effects of femoral rotational taping on pain, lower extremity kinematics, and muscle activation in female patients with patellofemoral pain. J Sci Med Sport, 18(4), 388-393. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2014.07.009
  15. Strutzenberger, G., Moore, J., Griffiths, H., Schwameder, H., & Irwin, G. (2015). Effects of gluteal kinesio-taping on performance with respect to fatigue in rugby players. Eur J Sport Sci, 1-7. doi:10.1080/17461391.2015.1004372
  16. Poon, K. Y., Li, S. M., Roper, M. G., Wong, M. K. M., Wong, O., & Cheung, R. T. H. (2015). Kinesiology tape does not facilitate muscle performance: A deceptive controlled trial. Manual therapy20(1), 130-133.
  17. Jackson, K., Simon, J. E., & Docherty, C. L. (2016). Extended use of kinesiology tape and balance in participants with chronic ankle instability. Journal of athletic training51(1), 16-21.
  18. Cheung, R. T. H., Yau, Q. K. C., Wong, K., Lau, P., So, A., Chan, N., … & Yung, P. S. H. (2016). Kinesiology tape does not promote vertical jumping performance: A deceptive crossover trial. Manual therapy21, 89-93.
  19. Hosp, S., Folie, R., Csapo, R., Hasler, M., & Nachbauer, W. (2017). Eccentric exercise, kinesiology tape, and balance in healthy men. Journal of athletic training52(7), 636-642.
  20. Cavanaugh, M. T., Quigley, P. J., Hodgson, D. D., Reid, J. C., & Behm, D. G. (2016). Kinesiology tape or compression sleeve applied to the thigh does not improve balance or muscle activation before or following fatigue. Journal of strength and conditioning research30(7), 1992-2000.
  21. Dowell, H., & Ross, S. (2017). The Effects of Leg Spiral Kinesiology Tape Technique on Postural Sway in Clients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Quantitative Preliminary Study. Journal of Physical Therapy.
  22. Torres, R., Trindade, R., & Gonçalves, R. S. (2016). The effect of kinesiology tape on knee proprioception in healthy subjects. Journal of bodywork and movement therapies20(4), 857-862.
  23. Madsen, L. P., Enyart, M. R., Koceja, D. M., & Docherty, C. L. (2017). Alpha Motoneuron Excitability of the Soleus Following Application of Kinesiology Tape to the Calf. Journal of Athletic Training52(6), S290.

Upper Body

  1. Aarseth, L. M., Suprak, D. N., Chalmers, G. R., Lyon, L., & Dahlquist, D. T. (2015). Kinesio Tape and Shoulder-Joint Position Sense. J Athl Train. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-50.7.03
  2. Burfeind, S. M., & Chimera, N. (2015). Randomized Control Trial Investigating the Effects of Kinesiology Tape on Shoulder Proprioception. J Sport Rehabil. doi:10-1123/jsr.2014-0233
  3. Devereaux, M., Velanoski, K. Q., Pennings, A., & Elmaraghy, A. (2015). Short-Term Effectiveness of Precut Kinesiology Tape Versus an NSAID as Adjuvant Treatment to Exercise for Subacromial Impingement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin J Sport Med. doi:10.1097/jsm.0000000000000187
  4. Dong, W., Goost, H., Lin, X. B., Burger, C., Paul, C., Wang, Z. L., . . . Kabir, K. (2015a). Treatments for shoulder impingement syndrome: a PRISMA systematic review and network meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore), 94(10), e510. doi:10.1097/md.0000000000000510
  5. Dong, W., Goost, H., Lin, X. B., Burger, C., Paul, C., Wang, Z. L., . . . Kabir, K. (2015b). Treatments for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: A PRISMA Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis. In Medicine (Baltimore) (Vol. 94, pp. e510). United States.
  6. Farquharson, C., & Greig, M. (2015). Temporal efficacy of kinesiology tape vs. Traditional stretching methods on hamstring extensibility. Int J Sports Phys Ther, 10(1), 45-51.
  7. Farrell, E., Naber, E., & Geigle, P. (2010). Description of a multifaceted rehabilitation program including overground gait training for a child with cerebral palsy: A case report. Physiother Theory Pract, 26(1), 56-61. doi:10.3109/09593980802667771
  8. Halski, T., Dymarek, R., Ptaszkowski, K., Slupska, L., Rajfur, K., Rajfur, J., . . . Taradaj, J. (2015). Kinesiology Taping does not Modify Electromyographic Activity or Muscle Flexibility of Quadriceps Femoris Muscle: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study in Healthy Volleyball Players. Med Sci Monit, 21, 2232-2239. doi:10.12659/msm.894150
  9. Kim, B. J., Lee, J. H., Kim, C. T., & Lee, S. M. (2015). Effects of ankle balance taping with kinesiology tape for a patient with chronic ankle instability. J Phys Ther Sci, 27(7), 2405-2406. doi:10.1589/jpts.27.2405
  10. Lee, S. M., & Lee, J. H. (2015a). Ankle inversion taping using kinesiology tape for treating medial ankle sprain in an amateur soccer player. J Phys Ther Sci, 27(7), 2407-2408. doi:10.1589/jpts.27.2407
  11. Miller, M. G., Michael, T. J., Nicholson, K. S., Petro, R. V., Hanson, N. J., & Prater, D. R. (2015). The Effect of Rocktape on Rating of Perceived Exertion and Cycling Efficiency. J Strength Cond Res, 29(9), 2608-2612. doi:10.1519/jsc.0000000000000901
  12. Lee, Y. S., Bae, S. H., Hwang, J. A., & Kim, K. Y. (2015). The effects of kinesio taping on architecture, strength and pain of muscles in delayed onset muscle soreness of biceps brachii. In J Phys Ther Sci (Vol. 27, pp. 457-459). Japan.
  13. Aminaka, N., Emineth, K., Doberstein, S., & Ronning, R. (2017). The Effects of Kinesiology Tape on Shoulder Pain and Throwing Kinematics. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care9(1), 24-32.
  14. Greenstein, J., McNamara, T., Bishop, B., Etnoyer-Slaski, J., & Topp, R. (2017). The Effect of Kinesiology Tape on Pain and Neck Range of Motion After Cervical Manipulation.
  15. Kalichman, L., Levin, I., Bachar, I., & Vered, E. (2018). Short-term effects of kinesio taping on trigger points in upper trapezius and gastrocnemius muscles. Journal of bodywork and movement therapies22(3), 700-706.
  16. Öztürk, G., Külcü, D. G., Mesci, N., Şilte, A. D., & Aydog, E. (2016). Efficacy of kinesio tape application on pain and muscle strength in patients with myofascial pain syndrome: a placebo-controlled trial. Journal of physical therapy science28(4), 1074-1079.
  17. Halski, T., Ptaszkowski, K., Słupska, L., Paprocka-Borowicz, M., Dymarek, R., Taradaj, J., … & Rosińczuk, J. (2015). Short-term effects of kinesio taping and cross taping application in the treatment of latent upper trapezius trigger points: a prospective, single-blind, randomized, sham-controlled trial. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine2015.
  18. Alotaibi, M., Ayoub, A., King, T., & Uddin, S. (2018). The effect of kinesio taping in reducing myofascial pain syndrome on the upper trapezius muscle: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Scientific Journal28(14), 6.
  19. Huang, T. S., Ou, H. L., & Lin, J. J. (2017). Effects of trapezius kinesio taping on scapular kinematics and associated muscular activation in subjects with scapular dyskinesis. Journal of Hand Therapy.


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  2. Grampurohit, N., Pradhan, S., & Kartin, D. (2015). Efficacy of adhesive taping as an adjunt to physical rehabilitation to influence outcomes post-stroke: a systematic review. Top Stroke Rehabil, 22(1), 72-82. doi:10.1179/1074935714z.0000000031
  3. Gusella, A., Bettuolo, M., Contiero, F., & Volpe, G. (2014). Kinesiologic taping and muscular activity: a myofascial hypothesis and a randomised, blinded trial on healthy individuals. J Bodyw Mov Ther, 18(3), 405-411. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.11.007
  4. Harmanci, H., Kalkavan, A., Karavelioglu, M., Yuksel, O., Senturk, A., Gulac, M., & Altinok, B. (2015). Effects of kinesio taping on anaerobic power and capacity results. J Sports Med Phys Fitness.
  5. Lim, E. C., & Tay, M. G. (2015). Kinesio taping in musculoskeletal pain and disability that lasts for more than 4 weeks: is it time to peel off the tape and throw it out with the sweat? A systematic review with meta-analysis focused on pain and also methods of tape application. Br J Sports Med. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-094151
  6. Tamburella, F., Scivoletto, G., & Molinari, M. (2014). Somatosensory inputs by application of KinesioTaping: effects on spasticity, balance, and gait in chronic spinal cord injury. Front Hum Neurosci, 8, 367. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00367
  7. Tremblay, F., & Karam, S. (2015). Kinesio Taping Application and Corticospinal Excitability at the Ankle Joint. J Athl Train. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-50.5.08
  8. Reneker, J. C., Latham, L., McGlawn, R., & Reneker, M. R. (2018). Effectiveness of kinesiology tape on sports performance abilities in athletes: a systematic review. Physical Therapy in Sport31, 83-98.