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Immediate effect of kinesio taping on knee extensor torque of children with Cerebral Palsy: Three case reports

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dos Santos, Adriana Neves [1] ; Cicuto Ferreira Rocha, Nelci Adriana [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Fed Santa Catarina, Dept Physiotherapy, Rod Governador Jorge Lacerda 3201, Km 35, 4, BR-88905355 Ararangua, SC - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Physiotherapy, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: NEUROREHABILITATION; v. 43, n. 4, p. 519-523, 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

BACKGROUND: Kinesiotaping (KT) has been commonly used in clinical setting. However, beneficial KT effects have not been proved yet. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to verify the effects of KT in knee extensor torque in children with CP. METHODS: We evaluated three children diagnosed as spastic CP, classified as level I, II and III, according with GMFCS. Knee extensor peak torque was analyzed by isokinetic evaluation (Biodex Multi Joint System). The test was performed at 60 degrees/s in the concentric passive mode and the children performed maximal contractions. Children with CP were evaluated with and without KT under rectus femoris. RESULTS: After KT application, knee peak torque of the affected limb increased in children with CP. CONCLUSION: KT may increase muscle strength in children with CP. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/18592-9 - Influence of bench heigth and kinesiotaping in sit-to-stand movement in children with cerebral palsy
Grantee:Thiago Luiz de Russo
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/10558-6 - Effects os kinesio taping and bench heigth during sit to stand movement in children with Cerebral Palsy
Grantee:Adriana Neves dos Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate