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The Effects of the Kinesio Taping® in Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review

Ricardo Ferreira, Rui Resende, Paulo Roriz.

Abstract
Kinesio Tape® (KT) has become very popular in all stages of treatment, injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance enhancement. Despite the increasing interest and use of KT there’s still a limited evidence on its effectiveness. So, the purpose was to analyse the effects of the KT in subjects with musculoskeletal disorders of the lower limb, following the rules of PRISMA reporting. The P.I.C.O. strategy was applied for literature search under the following conditions: 1) human patients with musculoskeletal disorders in the lower limb; 2) intervention including Kinesio Tape®; 3) comparisons between Kinesio Tape® and placebo, control or other tapes and; 4) containing musculoskeletal outcomes. The application of inclusion and exclusion criteria’s returned seven articles from a set of one hundred and fifty-one. Additionally, the methodological quality of the selected articles was evaluated using the PEDro scale, leading to the exclusion of one of them. From the analysis of the selected studies it is suggested that Kinesio Tape® could promote positive effects on edema, pain and specific venous symptoms. On the other hand, there is no evidence on its effectiveness on health-related quality of life, strength and joint function.

Key words: Kinesio Tape®; musculoskeletal disorders; lower limb


 
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Ferreira R, Resende R, Roriz P. The Effects of the Kinesio Taping® in Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2017; 6(3): 1-13. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000266



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Ferreira R, Resende R, Roriz P. The Effects of the Kinesio Taping® in Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review. www.scopemed.org/?mno=258763 [Access: June 23, 2017]. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000266



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Ferreira R, Resende R, Roriz P. The Effects of the Kinesio Taping® in Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2017; 6(3): 1-13. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000266



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Ferreira R, Resende R, Roriz P. The Effects of the Kinesio Taping® in Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. (2017), [cited June 23, 2017]; 6(3): 1-13. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000266



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Ferreira, R., Resende, R. & Roriz, P. (2017) The Effects of the Kinesio Taping® in Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (3), 1-13. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000266



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Ferreira, Ricardo, Rui Resende, and Paulo Roriz. 2017. The Effects of the Kinesio Taping® in Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (3), 1-13. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000266



Chicago Style

Ferreira, Ricardo, Rui Resende, and Paulo Roriz. "The Effects of the Kinesio Taping® in Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 6 (2017), 1-13. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000266



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ferreira, Ricardo, Rui Resende, and Paulo Roriz. "The Effects of the Kinesio Taping® in Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 6.3 (2017), 1-13. Print. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000266



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Ferreira, R., Resende, R. & Roriz, P. (2017) The Effects of the Kinesio Taping® in Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (3), 1-13. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000266








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