Kinesiotaping application in children with scoliosis

Śliwiński Z, Kufel W, Halat B, Michalak B, Szczeielniak J, Kiebzak W, Senderek T

Literatuur type: 
case series
Publicatie jaar: 
2007

 

Background
Scoliosis is still a serious problem, despite numerous therapeutic methods. Kinesiotapping (KT) is one of the methods, which can prove helpful in scoliosis treatment.   Using proper applications, we can affect alteration of stability line and achieve balance of the spine.

Material and methods
The studies were conducted in Zgorzelec Rehabilitation Centre. The participants were 18 children, who stayed there for rehabilitation, including 16 girls and 2 boys. The mean age was 12 years in this group. Changes in the waist angle were evaluated before and after KT application.

Results
The obtained results indicate that application of KT in the examined group results in waist angle change, on average by 4 degrees. For left waist angle this mean value is 5.27 degrees, while for the right waist angle it is 2.58 degrees.The highest value for correction was 11.2 degrees.

Conclusions
Selected KT techniques result in changes in stability line course, which is also manifested by waist angle change. Due to muscular and fascial tone normalization, the posture of a child with scoliosis changes in the frontal and sagittal plane. KT as a new method, using multiple forms and techniques, seems helpful in carrying out rehabilitation programme for children with scoliosis.

 

Referenties: 

FP 2007; 7(3):370-375