Immediate effect of kinesio taping on deep cervical flexor endurance: A non-controlled, quasi-experimental pre-post quantitative study.

Tuna F., Tunçer B., Can H. B. , Süt N., Tuna H.

Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice, pp.1-8, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08869634.2020.1816407
  • Title of Journal : Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Keywords: Cervical vertebrae, healthy volunteers, elastic therapeutic tape, deep cervical flexor muscles, LOW-BACK-PAIN, STRENGTH, TAPE, MUSCLES, DISABILITY


Objective Whether Kinesio taping (R) (KT) might change the endurance of the cervical deep flexor muscles.Methods: Healthy university students were assessed at baseline, immediately after the KT application over the posterior cervical muscles, and at a 24-h follow-up. The clinical assessment of the endurance of the deep cervical flexor muscles using the craniocervical flexion test (CCFT) was performed.Results: Sixty-two students (32 women) with a mean age of 20.4 +/- 1.3 years completed the study protocol. Statistically significant pre- to post-taping differences in performance of the craniocervical flexion movement were found between baseline-immediate and baseline-24-h follow-up (p<0.001). A statistically significant difference in the endurance of the cervical deepflexor muscles was found between baseline-immediate (for stage 2 result and cumulative endurance score), baseline-24-h follow-up (for stage 2result and cumulative endurance score), and immediate-24-h follow-up (for stage 2 result, for cumulative endurance score) p<0.01.Conclusion: Cervical KT increased endurance for the short term.