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Ginekol Pol. 2017;88(11):620-625. doi: 10.5603/GP.a2017.0111.

Impact of Kinesio Taping application on pregnant women suffering from pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain - preliminary study.

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Department and Division of Medical Rehabilitation, Wroclaw Medical University. nataliakuciel@interia.pl.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of the study was to assess the impact of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain on every day functioning and evaluate how effective Kinesio Taping is in reducing pain for pregnant women.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

24 women filled the author's questionnaire, Oswestry Disability Index Questionnaire and Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire before starting the therapy. Elastic tape was applied onto the lumbosacral area for 5 days and was evaluated 1st day of the test immediately before application, day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 day of the examination.

RESULTS:

ODI score was 20.09 and showed major disability resulting from severity of the pain. PGQ score was 19.909. Sig-nificant pain reduction was registered on the 3rd day after tape was applied, significant pain reduction on the day of tape removal, and 5 days after tape removal.

CONCLUSIONS:

Elastic tape decreases pain in pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. Pelvic girdle pain deteriorates the quality of life for pregnant women.

KEYWORDS:

disability evaluation; pain management; pelvic girdle pain; pregnancy

PMID:
29303216
DOI:
10.5603/GP.a2017.0111
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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