Changes in the short term responses to neurodynamic tests through Kinesiotaping applications

Claudia Clerici

Literature type: 
case study
Publication year: 
2010

 

Background
It is well known that neural dysfunctions are common and their causes are often related to musculoskeletal disorders. It is also knwon the way how Kinesio Taping works on Physiology of tissues and biomechanic.

Purpose
Based on this premise we intend to verify, with this experimental project, if can be obtained changes in the short term responses given by patients to neurodynamic tests through Kinesio Taping applications.

Material and Methods
This research considered patients with neural dysfunctions associated with dysfunctions in the mechanical interface and in the innervated tissues. From these were selected the subjects whe were symptomatic during ULNT1, Slump or SLR. Consequently Kinesio Taping was applicated to these patients on the basis of clinical reasoning. Finally neurodynamic test was performed again and results were compared with the earlier state. Pain intensity and ROM were principal outcomers evaluated.

Results
After taping application symptomatology reduced; in fact in the totally of the patients ROM improved highly and pain intensity show a significantly decrease for the most part. The study shows how Kinesio Taping could immediately improve the mechanical and physiological behavior of neural tissues.

Conclusion
Our results validate the use of Kinesio Taping for the treatment of neural dysfunctions and suggest that Kinesio Taping application may be useful to obtain a change in neurodynamical behavior.

 

References: 

The international symposium 2010