Effects of Kinesiotape on Athletes: A Systematic Review

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Warfle, Callie
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Schafer, Gerald
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2022
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Effects of Kinesiotape on Athletes: A Systematic Review
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Objective: To review relevant literature on the effects of the application of Kinesiotape on athletes. Methods: Studies were obtained through PubMed and CINAHL databases. They were assessed for relevancy to Kinesiotape application on the site of athletic injuries. Results: The literature reviewed showed Kinesiotape was associated with increased flexibly of the shoulder and hamstring, and improved ankle mobility. Much of the literature showed a decrease on pain when Kinesiotape was applied .The application of Kinesiotape was also correlated with negative performance effects including, decreased vertical jump height and decreased quadricep movement Conclusions: The application of Kinesiotape can reduce athletes’ pain levels. Kinesiotape should be used to treat injuries that result in pain. Further research should be conducted to determine the specifics of what sports and injuries benefit most from Kinesiotape.
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