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Effect of therapeutic exercises augmented by kinesio tape in treatment of scoliosis in adolescent females

Authors: Eman Abd Elfatah Elhosary, Doaa Rafat El Azaband Hany Mohamed Hamed

Int J Med Res Health Sci.326-332 | pdf PDF Full Text

Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. It is the most common deformity of the immature spine. The essential
goal of treatment is to allow patients with scoliosis to avoid cardiopulmonary and neurological problems, and to
improve the patient’s appearance and future quality of life. Kinesio Taping is a method used for treatment of various
musculo-skeletal conditions. The effects of Kinesio Taping is to relieve pain or abnormal feeling on the skin and
fascia, supports the muscle in movement, removes congestion of lymphatic fluid or hemorrhages under the skin, and
corrects misalignment of the muscle, fascia, and joint. Forty adolescent females complain from scoliosis their ages
ranged from 11 to 17 years old, and their BMI was from 15 to 25 kg/m². They were divided randomly into two
groups. Group A received therapeutic exercises for scoliosis, while group B received therapeutic exercise in
addition to kinesio taping. X ray plain used for measuring of Cobb’s angle and present pain intensity (Ppi) for pain
assessment before and after treatment. There was a significant reduction of Cobb’s angle and pain intensity at post
treatment at both groups (p<0.05). There were significant reduction p<0.0001 in Ppi and this significant
reduction in favor of group B. There was no significant differences between both groups in Cobb’s angle. Exercises
for scoliosis and exercises augmented by kinesio taping had a significant effects on reduction of both Cobb’s angle
and pain intensity.

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