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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Kinesio Taping and Chronic LBP
- And Finally, a Story about LBP and Reliable Core Stability Assessment Battery
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #558 recorded July 29, 2016.
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Kinesio Taping and Chronic LBP
The aim of the study published in the journal Spine, was to investigate the effectiveness of Kinesio taping application on pain, functional disability, and trunk flexion range of motion (ROM) in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (chronic NSLBP).
Kinesio taping is a therapeutic tool used for treatment of chronic NSLBP. However, there is little scientific evidence that describes its clinical efficacy.
Forty-four patients with chronic NSLBP were randomized into experimental group and placebo group. The experimental group was treated with Erector Spinae Taping, whereas the placebo group was treated with placebo taping.
The study concluded that Kinesio taping reduces pain and disability and improves trunk flexion ROM after 2 weeks of application. However, these effects were very small to be considered clinically relevant and meaningful when compared with placebo taping.
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LBP and Reliable Core Stability Assessment Battery
The objective of a study published in the journal Spine, was to examine the intra-rater (test-retest) reliability of the core stability related tests and to develop a reliable core stability assessment battery.
Studies suggest that core stability exercises may improve function and decrease pain in patients with nonspecific low back pain (LBP). Reliable clinical tests are required to implement adequate rehabilitation and to evaluate results of these interventions.
The results of the study indicated that the partial curl-up test (strength), side bridge and trunk flexor tests (endurance), sit-and-reach test (flexibility), single-legged hop, and lateral step-down (functional), unilateral stance test with eyes open (motor control) had very high intra-rater reliability.
A core stability assessment battery involving these tests can be used in patients with nonspecific LBP to assess all components of core stability.
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