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Effects of Kinesio Tape application to quadriceps muscles on isokinetic muscle strength, gait, and functional parameters in patients with stroke

Timur Ekiz, MD, et al.

We studied the effects of Kinesio Tape (KT) application to thigh muscles in patients with stroke for the first time. We measured muscle strength, balance, gait, mobility, and quality of life. All patients participated in the same conventional rehabilitation program five times a week for 4 weeks. In addition, we applied KT to quadriceps muscles bilaterally to patients in the KT group. Our results indicate that KT application to quadriceps muscles combined with conventional exercises for 4 weeks is effective on muscle strength on both the paretic and nonparetic sides. We did not find a significant effect on functional parameters as a result of KT application.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.10.0243

Volume 52 Number 3, 2015
   Pages 323 — 332


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Ekiz T, Doğan Aslan M, ???–zgirgin N. Effects of Kinesio Tape application to quadriceps muscles on isokinetic muscle strength, gait, and functional parameters in patients with stroke. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(3): 323–32.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.10.0243
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