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Effect of Kinesiotaping on Wrist Kinematics and Functional Performance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03788954
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 28, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 14, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mehmet Gürhan KARAKAYA, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University

Brief Summary:
This study perform to investigate the immediate effects of kinesiotaping and plasebo kinesiotaping on Dart Throwing Motion (DTM) angle and functional performance scores of wrist in healthy subjects.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Wrist Injuries Kinematics Functional Performance Other: Kinesiotaping Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Kinesiotape which created by Kenzo Kase in 1976, is a thin and elastic taping material similar to the structural properties and flexibility of human skin without limiting joint movements. In this study, kinesiotape will apply to the wrist extensor and flexor muscles using the functional correction and muscle facilitation techniques. Also placebo taping will apply on the same muscles with same kinesiotape without any stretching or positioning. A total of 4 applications including kinesiotaping and placebo taping will perform randomly in 4 consecutive days.

For each subject; A total of 5 separate evaluations will perform on the first day (without taping) and following 4 consecutive days (flexor carpi ulnaris muscle kinesiotaping, extensor carpi radialis muscle kinesiotaping, flexor carpi ulnaris muscle placebo kinesiotaping, extensor carpi radialis muscle placebo kinesiotaping). Between the taping and evaluation of the subjects will wait for 30 minutes.

There are several studies evaluating wrist movements performed in one plane with different methods. The Dart Throwing Motion (DTM) is the most commonly used wrist pattern in daily life and includes the entire oblique movement from radial extension to ulnar flexion.

The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of kinesio taping on the kinematics and functional performance of healthy wrist. This study will be prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled and crossover.

We did not find any study including fascia correction kinesiotaping for DTM pattern.

The therapists who works in this area will have an advantage in the rehabilitation programs to know the effects of the muscle facilitation and fascia correction techniques kinesiotaping on wrist kinematics via DTM and wrist functional performance.

Also, we believe that our study will guide different professional groups working on technological rehabilitation with measurement techniques and evaluation methods.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 72 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Kinesiotaping on Wrist Kinematics and Functional Performance
Actual Study Start Date : December 25, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 15, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : January 27, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Kinesiotaping on FCU
Muscle fasilitation and Fascia Correction techniques of Kinesiotaping on m. flexor carpi ulnaris.
Other: Kinesiotaping
Kinesio tape (KT) is the original elastic adhesive tape for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. Kinesio Tape is latex-free, hypoallergenic and wearable for days at a time. It has been shown to be clinically effective in joint range of motion promotion,increasing muscle activity and functional performance.

Active Comparator: Kinesiotaping on ECR
Muscle fasilitation and Fascia Correction techniques of Kinesiotaping on m. extensor carpi radialis.
Other: Kinesiotaping
Kinesio tape (KT) is the original elastic adhesive tape for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. Kinesio Tape is latex-free, hypoallergenic and wearable for days at a time. It has been shown to be clinically effective in joint range of motion promotion,increasing muscle activity and functional performance.

Placebo Comparator: Plasebo Kinesiotaping on FCU
Same kinesiotape used on m. flexor carpi ulnaris without any taping techniques.
Other: Kinesiotaping
Kinesio tape (KT) is the original elastic adhesive tape for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. Kinesio Tape is latex-free, hypoallergenic and wearable for days at a time. It has been shown to be clinically effective in joint range of motion promotion,increasing muscle activity and functional performance.

Placebo Comparator: Plasebo Kinesiotaping on ECR
Same kinesiotape used on m. extensor carpi radialis without any taping techniques.
Other: Kinesiotaping
Kinesio tape (KT) is the original elastic adhesive tape for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. Kinesio Tape is latex-free, hypoallergenic and wearable for days at a time. It has been shown to be clinically effective in joint range of motion promotion,increasing muscle activity and functional performance.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of wrist range of motion. [ Time Frame: Change of wrist DTM from baseline at the end of 30 minutes of each kinesiotaping intervention. ]
    Change of wrist dart throwing motion (DTM- radial extansion to ulnar flexion movement of wrist) angle.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of wrist functional performance. [ Time Frame: Change of MMDT scores from baseline at the end of 30 minutes of each kinesiotaping intervention. ]
    Change of functional performance of wrist (The Minnesota Manual Dexterity Test - MMDT).



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent form and participated in all stages of the study
  • Being in the age range of 18-25
  • Being right-handed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Having physical, mental disability (vision, hearing, etc.) which may affect participation in the study
  • Presence of a history of congenital or acquired orthopedic, neurological, or rheumatic disease that may impair joint range and / or function of the hand and wrist
  • Having a history of trauma requiring medical, conservative and surgical treatment for the application area in the last 6 months
  • Presence of skin lesions (burns, cellulite, vesicles, bulla, pisoriasis, open / closed wound, scar, active infection, malignancy, etc.) in the application area.
  • Excessive skin reaction to applications
  • The problem of hirsutism to the extent of preventing the kinesiotaping in the application area.
  • Dart sports experience as amateur or professional
  • To have consumed alcohol, pharmaceutical substance until 24 hours before the evaluation
  • Using anabolic substance
  • To have theoretical and practical experience in Kinesio taping
  • Being obese

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03788954


Locations
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Turkey
Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
Muğla, Menteşe, Turkey, 48000
Mugla Sıtkı Koçman University
Muğla, Turkey, 48000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mehmet Gürhan KARAKAYA
Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University

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Responsible Party: Mehmet Gürhan KARAKAYA, Principal investigator, Head of Neurological Rehabilitation Department, Pt. PhD. Prof., Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03788954     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 18/066
First Posted: December 28, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Mehmet Gürhan KARAKAYA, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University:
Range of motion
Hand injuries
Biomechanics
Rehabilitation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wrist Injuries
Arm Injuries
Wounds and Injuries