The Effect of Kinesio Taping in Forward Bending of the Lumbar Spine

Lemos TV, Albino ACG, Matheus JPC, Barbosa ADM

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of a lumbar fascia Kinesio Taping® technique forward bending range of motion.

Subjects and Methods
This was a longitudinal study with a randomized clinical trial composed of 39 subjects divided into three groups (control, Kinesio Without Tension-KWT, and Kinesio Fascia Correction-KFC). The subjects were assessed by Schober and fingertip to-floor tests and left the tape in place for 48 hours before being reassessed 24 hours, 48 hours and 30 days after its removal.

In all three experimental groups no significant differences were observed with the Schober test, but it was possible to observe an increase in lumbar flexion after 30 days. With the fingertip-to-floor distance assessment, the KFC and KWT groups showed significantly improved flexibility 24 hours and 48 hours after tape removal.

The Kinesio Taping® influenced fascia mobility, allowing for slight improvement of lumbar flexibility.



J. Phys. Ther. Sci. 26: 1371-1375