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Berkiye Kirmizigil, Jeffry Roy Chauchat, Omer Yalciner, Gozde Iyigun, Ender Angin and Gul Baltaci

popular recovery method. 2 , 6 The Kinesio taping (KT) is a type of elastic taping which stretches up to 140% of its original length. 7 Many studies showed that KT would have beneficial effects on soreness by ameliorating muscle function, 6 inhibiting muscle activity, 4 increasing blood and lymph

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Rumit S. Kakar, Hilary B. Greenberger and Patrick O. McKeon

strategies as a means of reducing pain and correcting altered patellofemoral joint biomechanics. 9 , 10 Two common taping strategies include McConnell taping (MT), and more recently Kinesio taping (KT). MT was introduced in 1984 and is designed to correct patella malalignment by having a rigid tape hold the

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Katie J. Lyman, Michael McCrone, Thomas A. Hanson, Christopher D. Mellinger and Kara Gange

effectiveness. 27 The inventor of Kinesio ® Tape claims that the product was designed to mimic the thickness of the epidermis and that ice can be applied over the tape without significant changes in effectiveness of cryotherapy. 28 This claim remains unsubstantiated by experimental research and requires

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Emma Hoffman, Abrianna D’Onofrio, Shelby Baez and Julie Cavallario

the rapid growth in popularity, due to the 2008 Olympics, Kinesio Tape (Kinesio, Albuquerque, NM) has become a worldwide tool used to treat and assist with musculoskeletal injuries. 20 , 21 According to the Kinesio Tape website, there are currently 3,130 certified Kinesio Tape practitioners. 22

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Guillermo Mendez-Rebolledo, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Eduardo Guzman-Muñoz, Valeska Gatica-Rojas, Alexis Dabanch-Santis and Francisco Diaz-Valenzuela

However, controversy exists regarding the effects of other ergogenic techniques, such as kinesio taping (KT). This technique is commonly used in sports and rehabilitation settings 15 with the aim of prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, improving pain, range of movement, blood flow

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Anna Lina Rahlf, Klaus-Michael Braumann and Astrid Zech

capacities. A conservative therapeutic approach for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders that increasingly gained attention of clinicians and physiotherapists in the last years is kinesio taping. However, due to the lack of research studies, little is known regarding the influence on clinically

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Sahar Boozari, Mohammad Ali Sanjari, Ali Amiri and Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani

Kinesio taping (KT) is increasing as a therapeutic intervention for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance improvement. 1 – 3 Despite KT’s widespread usage, many doubts remain about its clinical benefits. 4 Previous studies have shown benefits for KT, such as improving range of motion

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Damla Gulpinar, Sibel Tekeli Ozer and Sevgi Sevi Yesilyaprak

kinesio taping may have small, short-term positive effects on active range of motion; however, studies with high methodological quality in sporting cohorts are needed. 24 Furthermore, there is no study on the effects of taping on PST. Although studies investigating the effects of shoulder taping on

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Zeynep Hazar Kanik, Seyit Citaker, Canan Yilmaz Demirtas, Neslihan Celik Bukan, Bulent Celik and Gurkan Gunaydin

interventions have previously been examined in an attempt to alleviate the associated side effects of this type of exercise. 2 , 5 , 6 However, there is still no gold standard treatment for DOMS. Kinesio taping (KT) for lymphatic drainage is an alternative intervention for the treatment of DOMS. According to

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Selvin Balki and Hanım Eda Göktas¸

postoperative functional inability, knee joint stability problems, and predisposition to further ACL reinjury and limb trauma. 4 , 6 – 8 However, ACLR-hip strength deficit (HSD) has been investigated to a lesser extent than the knee strength deficit. Kinesio taping (KT) is the use of an adhesive elastic tape