Effectiveness of Kinesio taping application on low back pain in university employees: A randomized controlled trial

Abdelrazek Youssef Ibrahim Bayomi

International Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
Published: June 22 2017
Volume 5, Issue 2
Pages 25-29


The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of Kinesio-taping on treatment of low back pain. Twenty male university employees (with low back pain) aged 30 to 40 yrs, were randomly classified into two groups: Kinesio taping group (KT) comprised of ten patients, who obtained Kinesio taping application in addition to home exercise for back and abdominal muscles; and control group which comprised of ten patients, who received only home exercise recommendations without KT application. Pain and disability scores were recorded before starting the program and after 6 weeks at the end of the program. Baseline characteristics showed non-significant differences between the two groups (p > 0.05). There was significant difference between pre- and post-treatment in the KT group (p < 0.05); while the control group showed non-significant differences between pre- and post-program (p > 0.05). It could be concluded that KT is a beneficial adjunctive physical therapy tool that could help in decreasing disability and pain.

Keywords: Low back pain, Kinesio taping, university employees.

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