2014
DOI: 10.1590/1809-2950/553210114
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Kinesio taping: application and results on pain: systematic review

Abstract: | Kinesio taping is being increasingly used under several conditions; however, its hypoalgesic effect and mechanism of action do not show scientific results. Therefore, the aims of this study were to describe the principles of the method and mainly to analyze the results of clinical trials with control groups, related to pain with Kinesio taping. The PubMed, SciELO, Lilacs, Scirus and Academic Google databases were consulted, using the keywords: Kinesio Taping and Kinesio Tape, either associated or not to pain… Show more

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“…Many authors have discussed the effectiveness of taping in orthopaedic problems. 4,17,18 However, the effectiveness of taping in paediatric neurological conditions has not been discussed. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate whether any evidence exists for the effectiveness of taping in children with CP.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Many authors have discussed the effectiveness of taping in orthopaedic problems. 4,17,18 However, the effectiveness of taping in paediatric neurological conditions has not been discussed. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate whether any evidence exists for the effectiveness of taping in children with CP.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The KT direction is believed to be important with regards to desired effects of muscle contraction facilitation or inhibition [10,30,31]. KT application direction, however, was mentioned in six studies [20, 22 -26].…”
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confidence: 99%
“…KT tension is also argued to be essential to the success of the technique [9,10,31]. Nevertheless, only two studies [22,24] reported this aspect of the application.…”
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confidence: 99%
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“…Although there is a tendency to publish statistically significant findings and there is a lack of access to many non-significant studies, existing data commonly support the beneficial effects of KT on several diseases such as tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and lymphedema [4][5][6].…”
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