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

of anterior knee pain has long been thought to be due to increased patellofemoral joint forces as a result of biomechanical changes to the alignment of the patella as it sits in the trochlear groove. 5 , 7 , 8 As a corrective intervention, patellar taping is often incorporated into treatment

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Feng-Hua Tsai, I-Hua Chu, Chun-Hao Huang, Jing-Min Liang, Jia-Hroung Wu and Wen-Lan Wu

supports and taping are permitted for medical reasons, if they are tidy and not hazardous to the opponent. There is a vast array of different taping methods that can be used for problems with different anatomical locations. The exact application of each technique may be different, depending on the

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

of cryotherapy are duration of treatment, amount of adipose tissue, anatomical location, and modality employed. 2 In addition, a barrier between the ice and skin, such as a cast, splint, or tape, may require longer treatment applications to achieve any therapeutic benefits. 18 – 21 Consequently

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

Maintaining balance is critical for daily life and sport and worse postural control is linked with an increased risk of recurrent ankle injury. 9 , 10 A wide range of therapeutic interventions are used to treat lateral ankle sprains and CAI. External supports (e.g., taping and bracing) 11 , 12 and balance

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Kimmery Migel and Erik Wikstrom

, alternative modalities should be considered to help improve gait biomechanics until effective rehabilitation programs can be developed. Taping and bracing are commonly used to supplement impairment-based rehabilitation programs for individuals with CAI and have been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent ankle

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

, inversion, and adduction, leading to damage to the anterolateral capsuloligamentary structures. 4 Treatment modalities aim at reducing new events and at increasing functionality using both internal, for example, strength training of the peroneus longus muscle, 5 and external, for example, tape or brace, 6

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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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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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Igor E.J. Magalhães, Rinaldo A. Mezzarane and Rodrigo L. Carregaro

Elastic taping has been widely used for several purposes, such as prevention/treatment of sports injuries, 1 pain management, 2 improvement of lymphatic circulation, 3 and functional performance. 4 – 6 The efficacy of taping is allegedly ascribed to physiological mechanisms related to