Kinesiology Taping – an evidence based method?

2009 Comploi G
Annual K-Active Taping International Symposium, Frammersbach, Germany
Comploi Gregor


Introduction: Kinesiology Taping is a all over the world known method that is used a lot in clinical working especially by doctors and physiotherapists for supporting rehabilitation. Until now evidence base of this method is not clear. Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate if there is some evidence for the efficacy of Kinesiology Taping method in literature. Materials and Methods: A literature review was made. The most of the founded studies studied the effect of Kinesiology Tape on pain, range of motion, strength and lymphatic activity. So the results of the studies were divided in the categories: pain, range of motion (ROM), strenght, lymphatic activity, duration of efficacy of Tape application and duration of efficacy after Kinesiology Tape. results: Evidence was shown for pain reduction, range of...