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Javad Sarvestan and Zdeněk Svoboda

to benefit from proper support and sufficient ROM. Taping can be performed using 2 major methods: elastic taping, such as Kinesio taping (KT), and nonelastic taping, such as athletic taping (AT). 4 Elastic KT is a technique that uses a bandage attached to the skin. The Kinesio tape is thinner and

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Yi-Fen Shih, Ya-Fang Lee and Wen-Yin Chen

, restoration of the soft tissue integrity, reestablishment of the sensorimotor control, and return of normal function. 6 , 7 In recent years, application of elastic taping has been increasingly used and showed both biomechanical and clinical benefits for the management of SIS. Hsu et al 17 found that lower

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

showed that DOMS is associated with a substantial decline in strength and power. 1 , 3 , 4 , 6 In conclusion, DOMS adversely affects physical performance by reducing muscle function and ROM with a concomitant increase in psychological discomforts, such as muscle soreness. Elastic taping is known to be a

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Jason Cline, Abbey Thomas Fenwick, Tricia Turner, Susan Arthur and Erik A. Wikstrom

elastic tape, has gained popularity and is purported to have numerous benefits, including the reeducation of the sensorimotor system. 24 Evidence to support this claim in CAI patients exists after prolonged use, 25 – 27 but the results immediately after application are mixed. 16 , 27 – 30 Despite these

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Hio Teng Leong and Siu Ngor Fu

syndrome. 16 Although previous studies have demonstrated a significant increase in the SAS after rigid 17 and elastic tape 18 applied to the scapula in healthy shoulders 17 , 18 ; whether scapular taping can provide adequate mechanical correction of the scapular position and/or stimulate the

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Anna Lina Rahlf, Klaus-Michael Braumann and Astrid Zech

with straight legs, lying prostrate on a bench. The kinesio tape and sham tape were applied immediately after baseline measurements by a physiotherapist with certificate and long-term experience in elastic taping. Tapes were worn for 3 consecutive days and were removed after the last measurement at

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Kimmery Migel and Erik Wikstrom

randomized for each participant Participants were randomized into a KT group or an AT group. All participants walked at a self-selected speed on a treadmill under taped and nontaped conditions. The KT application consisted of 2 strips of elastic tape applied from the medial calcaneus to the lateral lower leg

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Damla Gulpinar, Sibel Tekeli Ozer and Sevgi Sevi Yesilyaprak

sagittal plane, whereas elastic taping also positioned the scapula more posteriorly and retracted in the scapular plane. On the basis of these findings, we hypothesized that both taping techniques would have beneficial effects, but kinesio taping would yield more favorable outcomes compared with rigid

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

Kinesio Tape is an elastic tape that is designed to relieve pain and provide musculoskeletal support. 23 Previous literature has examined the influence of Kinesio Tape on kinesiophobia in patients with musculoskeletal pain. 24 , 25 Due to the interconnectedness between pain intensity and kinesiophobia

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Roel De Ridder, Tine Willems, Jos Vanrenterghem, Ruth Verrelst, Cedric De Blaiser and Philip Roosen

to, at, and also after TD. However, as these straps are frequently used in clinical practice in addition to, for example, a figure of 8 elastic tape, we believe our results to be transferable to clinical practice. In addition, in our study, the effect of sporting activities over time on the