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Effect of Kinesio Taping on Muscle Strength in Lower Trapezius

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02290730
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 14, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 2, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nina Erga Skjeseth, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this project is to investigate the effect of Kinesio tape on muscle strength of the lower trapezius in people with shoulder symptoms and decreased muscle strength in the lower trapezius - a randomized controlled trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Shoulder Pain Muscle Weakness Other: Kinesio tape Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of recoil tape with 0-30% tension, by using one application of Kinesio tape over the muscle fibers of the lower trapezius from its origin to its insertion. The participants will be divided into intervention group (taping) and control group (no intervention). Muscle strength test will be performed before and immediately after taping (20-30 minutes) for both groups using hand-held dynamometer measurements (MicroFET 3).

Work is based on the following hypothesis: "Kinesio taping using recoil taping provides increased isometric muscle strength in lower trapezius immediately after application".


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 49 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of One Application of Kinesio Tape on Muscle Strength in Lower Trapezius on Patients With Shoulder Problems and Weak Lower Trapezius - a Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : November 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Kinesio tape
Kinesio tape on lower trapezius
Other: Kinesio tape
Application of one Kinesio tape with 0-30 % tension over the muscle fibers of the lower trapezius in a stretched position. The tape can be divided into one, two or three tails to cover the whole muscle from origin to insertion
Other Names:
  • Kinesio taping
  • Kinesio tex tape

No Intervention: Control
No intervention



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Muscle strength [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
    Maximal isometric muscle strength monitored by a hand-held dynamometer (microFET 3)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time of break force [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
    How long the patient can hold against the pressure from the investigator until the force breaks

  2. Self-reported strength - effort scale [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
    Self-reported muscle strength from 0-10 (0 is nothing, 1 is extremely weak and 10 is extremely strong)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 67 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Shoulder problems
  • Low muscle strength in lower trapezius
  • Positive manual recoil-test for the lower trapezius

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Shoulder surgery <3 month
  • Pathology in the shoulder related to tumors, fractures, neurology, rupture of tendons

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02290730


Locations
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Norway
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Oslo, Norway, 0806
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Investigators
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Study Director: Grethe Myklebust, Phd, PT Department of Sports Medicine

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Responsible Party: Nina Erga Skjeseth, Physiotherapist and masterstudent in Sports Physiotherapy, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02290730     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KT-LT
First Posted: November 14, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 2, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015
Keywords provided by Nina Erga Skjeseth, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences:
Lower trapezius
Kinesio taping
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Shoulder Pain
Muscle Weakness
Arthralgia
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Muscular Diseases
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes