Kinesiology Taping a Therapeutic Tool in the Paediatric Population?
|Anna M Öhman*|
|Department of Paediatrics, University of Gothenburg, Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Corresponding Author :||Anna Öhman
Department of Physiotherapy
The Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital
Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra
SE-416 85 Göteborg, Sweden
Tel: +46 31 343 47 32
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received May 09, 2013; Accepted July 29, 2013; Published August 01, 2013|
|Citation: Öhman AM (2013) Kinesiology Taping a Therapeutic Tool in the Paediatric Population? J Nov Physiother 3:173. doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000173|
|Copyright: © 2013 Öhman AM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Kinesiology taping (KT) is a complementary treatment allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. KT should be used in combination with other interventions. The clinical experience is that there are benefits to gain with KT. However there is still a lack of evidence for the effectiveness of KT applications. The purpose of this case presentation is to share experience of the immediate effects of KT in some pediatric cases. And also to inspire other therapists to critical evaluate the KT method for both short- and long-term effects.