Volume 8, Issue 4 (3-2019)                   cmja 2019, 8(4): 3457-3466 | Back to browse issues page

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sedaghati P, saki F, mohamadi B. tInvestigating the Effect of Six Weeks of Functional Kinesio Taping on Body Posture and Spinal Function of Elderly Women. cmja. 2019; 8 (4) :3457-3466
URL: http://cmja.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-605-en.html
, PhD in Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercise, Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercise, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, I. R. Iran. , parisasedaghati@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Aging causes changes in body posture and increases the incidence of thoracic kyphosis. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effect of six weeks of functional kinesio taping on body posture and spinal function of elderly women.
Method: In this randomized clinical trial, 30 participants (female: age: 61/20±2/60 years, BMI: 23/16±3/18, No=30) were selected from the elderly women with a Hyperkyphosis of more than 42 degrees referring to 5 Sports Centers in the city of Paveh, Iran. After obtaining written consents, the participants were randomly assigned to two groups of control and intervention. The intervention group performed a six-week kinesio taping protocol. Both before and after the intervention, angle of kyphosis, chest expansion, table-to-acromion distance and spine extension of the participants were measured. The data were analyzed using dependent and independent t-test and analysis of covariance at the significance level of 0.05.
Results: The mean angle of kyphosis (p=0.001), chest expansion (p=0.002) and spine extension (p=0.001) of the elderly women enhanced significantly. There was a significant difference between the angle of kyphosis (p=42%) and chest expansion (p=43%) of the participants in the intervention group and those of the participants in the control group.
Conclusion: Improving muscle function, kinesio taping can cause trapezius muscles to be placed in a short position, which can correct dorsal spine orientation. Therefore, kinesio taping can be used to correct body posture.
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