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Therapeutic value of kinesio taping in reducing lower back pain and improving back muscle endurance in adolescents with hemophilia.

Authors
  • Αzab, Alshimaa R1, 2
  • Elnaggar, Ragab K1, 2
  • Diab, Reham H3, 4
  • Moawd, Samah A2, 5
  • 1 Department of Physical Therapy for Pediatrics, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt. , (Egypt)
  • 2 Department of Physical Therapy and Health Rehabilitation, Collage of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia. , (Saudi Arabia)
  • 3 Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt. , (Egypt)
  • 4 Department of Physical Therapy, College of Medical Rehabilitation Sciences, Taibah University, Madina, Saudi Arabia. , (Saudi Arabia)
  • 5 Department of Physical Therapy for Cardiovascular / Respiratory Disorders and Geriatrics, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt. , (Egypt)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2020
Volume
20
Issue
2
Pages
256–264
Identifiers
PMID: 32481241
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study evaluated whether the use of kinesio taping (KT) would enhance the effect of physical therapy in relieving pain, improving muscle endurance, and boosting functional capacity in adolescents with hemophilia who experience low back pain. Forty-five adolescents with hemophilia (age; 10-13 years) assigned randomly into three treatment arms; KT applied paraspinal alongside a physical exercise program conducted three times/week for three successive months (KT group; n=15), placebo taping plus physical exercise (Placebo group; n=15), or physical exercise only (Control group; n=15). Lower back pain, back muscle endurance, and functional capacity assessed pre- and post-treatment. Lower back pain reduced significantly in the KT group as compared to the control group (P=.001), but not to the placebo group (P=.19). Back muscle endurance increased significantly in the KT group relative to either the placebo (P=.004) or the control group (P=.043). Additionally, functional capacity improved significantly in the KT group as compared to the control (P=.039) group but not to the placebo group (P=.58). KT is an effective adjunctive therapy to reduce lower back pain, improve back muscle endurance, and enhance functional capacity in adolescents with hemophilia.

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