The mechanical effect of kinesiology tape rounded shoulder posture in seated male workers

Han JT, Lee JH, Yoon CH

Literatuur type: 
rct
Publicatie jaar: 
2015

 

Objectives:
To examine the changes in pectoralis minor length (PML), the supine measurement of rounded shoulder posture (RSP), and the total scapular distance (TSD) in seated male workers with RSP, after rounded-shoulder-taping (RST) using kinesiology tape with (experimental taping) and without stretch (placebo taping). Background: RSP, a postural impairment, is a known cause of upper quarter pain.

Methods:
Fourteen men with RSP, who worked for at least 7 h/d in a seated position, were selected for RST, with the shoulders randomly assigned to two kinesiology taping methods: (1) with 35–40% stretch of its original length; and (2) without stretch. The PML, supine measurements of RSP, and TSD, before and after kinesiology taping, with and without stretch, were assessed.

Results:
Kinesiology taping with stretch significantly increased the PML and significantly decreased the supine measurement of RSP and TSD; kinesiology taping without stretch did not increase the PML significantly and did not decrease the supine measurement of RSP and TSD.

Conclusion:
RST using kinesiology tape with stretch produces immediate mechanical correction of RSP in seated male workers.

 

Referenties: 

Physiother Theory Pract. 2015 31(2): 120-125