Send to

Choose Destination
J Phys Ther Sci. 2015 Mar;27(3):925-7. doi: 10.1589/jpts.27.925. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

Effects of kinesio taping on lumbopelvic-hip complex kinematics during forward bending.

Author information

Department of Rehabilitation Science, Graduate School, Inje University, Republic of Korea.
Department of Physical Therapy, Baekseok University, Republic of Korea.
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Inje University, Republic of Korea.


[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of kinesio taping (KT) on the kinematics of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex during forward bending by individuals with reduced hamstring extensibility. [Subjects] Eighteen males with reduced hamstring extensibility were randomly assigned to one of two groups:, the hamstring KT group (n=9), or the sham KT group (n=9). [Methods] The kinematics of the lumbopelvic-hip complex during lumbar forward bending was measured using a motion capture system before and after applying KT. [Results] The angle of lumbar flexion during late lumbar forward bending increased significantly post-KT compared to pre-KT measurements in the hamstring KT group. [Conclusion] These findings suggest that KT does not directly affect an individual's movement during lumbar forward bending.


Kinematics; Kinesio taping; Lumbar forward bending

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center