The Effect of Kinesio Taping on Respiratory Muscle Strength
By Journal of Physical Therapy Science | 27 June 2012
Type:Time Series
Sample Size:47
Outcome:Negative

PURPOSE

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of kinesiology taping applied to primary and accessory respiratory muscles on respiratory muscle strength.

SUBJECTS

The subjects were 47 healthy university students (16 female, 31 male), who were all enrolled at the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Marmara.

METHODS

Participants were divided into two groups and diaphragmatic kinesiology taping was applied to the first group and kinesiology taping to the accessory respiratory muscles of the second group. Respiratory muscle strength was measured with Micro Mouth Pressure Measurement (MPM) before and after taping.

RESULTS

The results show that kinesiology taping of the primary and accessory respiratory muscles caused no significant increase in respiratory strength.

CONCLUSION

The current findings on the effect of kinesiology taping on muscular strength do not fully support the results of other studies reported in the literature. These results suggest the need for more comprehensive studies of both acute and long-term effects of kinesiology taping on muscular strength of healthy individuals and patients.

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