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1. Citation: Chang, W. D., Chen, F. C., Lee, C. L., Lin, H. Y., & Lai, P. T. (2015). Effects of Kinesio Taping versus McConnell Taping for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : ECAM, 2015, 471208. doi:10.1155/2015/471208
Keywords: Kinesio taping, McConnell taping
Abstract: Reviews 11 papers on the effects of Kinesio taping vs McConnell taping for conservative management of patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Concludes that Kinesio taping can reduce pain and increase the muscular flexibility of PFPS patients, and McConnell taping also has effects in pain relief and patellar alignment. There were small effects on pain reduction and motor function improvement and moderate effects on muscle activity of PFPS patients using Kinesio taping. Conclusions. Concludes that Kinesio taping for muscles can relieve pain but cannot change patellar alignment, unlike McConnell taping.
Link to Full Text:https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/471208/
Record Updated:2016-11-15
 

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