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PM R. 2012 Jul;4(7):504-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.04.006. Epub 2012 Jun 13.

The immediate effect of kinesiology taping on muscular imbalance for infants with congenital muscular torticollis.

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Department of Paediatrics, University of Gothenburg, Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. anna.ohman@vgregion.se

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the immediate effect of kinesiology taping (KT) on muscular imbalance in the lateral flexors of the neck.

DESIGN:

A retrospective study.

PARTICIPANTS:

Twenty-eight infants with congenital muscular torticollis and muscular imbalance in the lateral flexors of the neck were chosen consecutively.

METHODS:

Data regarding the Muscle Function Scale (MFS) score before and after the first taping session were obtained from the records.

RESULTS:

A significant decrease in the difference between the MFS scores was found after KT was applied (P < .001). Significantly greater scores were noted on the unaffected side after KT (P = .02) and significantly lower scores were noted on the affected side after KT (P = .003). Multiple regression demonstrated that the MFS score on the unaffected side (P < .001) and use of the muscle-relaxing technique (P = .009) were significantly associated with a decrease in the difference between the MFS scores of the 2 sides.

CONCLUSIONS:

KT has an immediate effect on muscular imbalance in infants with congenital muscular torticollis.

PMID:
22698851
DOI:
10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.04.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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