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Arch Argent Pediatr. 2017 Dec 1;115(6):e356-e361. doi: 10.5546/aap.2017.eng.e356.

Therapeutic effects of kinesio taping in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review.

[Article in English, Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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1
Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Almería, La Cañada de San Urbano, Almería, España.
2
Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Almería, La Cañada de San Urbano, Almería, España. spd205@ual.es.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

Pediatric cerebral palsy is a non-progressive neurological disorder. It is one of the most common causes of disability among children. Numerous physical therapy techniques are currently used for treatment, and kinesio taping is one of them. The main objective of this study was to review the outcomes of using kinesio taping in published scientific studies conducted in pediatric patients with cerebral palsy and determine their methodological quality. The main scientific databases and the studies published in the official site of the Asociación Española de Vendaje Neuromuscular (Spanish Association for Neuromuscular Taping) were reviewed. Nine studies were included, which provided important outcomes. These studies show the effectiveness of recovering upper limb and motor function and solving dysphagia, which could be present in these patients, although scientific evidence may expand due to improvements in methodology.

KEYWORDS:

cerebral palsy; function recovery; kinesio taping; pediatrics; swallowing

PMID:
29087112
DOI:
10.5546/aap.2017.eng.e356
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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