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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.

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1
Department of Rehabilitation Science, Graduate School, Inje University, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Physical Therapy, Baekseok University, Republic of Korea.
3
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Inje University, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

[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.

KEYWORDS:

Kinematics; Kinesio taping; Lumbar forward bending

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