The Effect of Inhibitory Kinesio Taping Application on Spasticity, Stretch Reflex and Motor Neuron Activity

2019-05-05 16:45:30 | BioPortfolio


The first aim of this study is whether the inhibitory kinesio taping application can reduce spasticity. The second aim of this study is to investigate whether the kinesio taping application have neuromodulatory activity on motor neuron and stretch reflex.

Hypotheses of this study: unlike healthy cases, in patients with spastic hemiplegia

1. Inhibitory kinesio taping application can reduced spasticity

2. Inhibitory kinesio taping application can reduced motor neuron activity and stretch reflex


This study will include 78 spastic hemiplegic patient ( 39 controlled, 39 intervention group) Spasticity , Soleus Hmax/Mmax, Soleus T reflex, Soleus H reflex will be evaluated in this study.

Inhibitory kinesio taping method will be used in intervention group for 64-66 hours. Y shaped kinesio tape will be applied on spastic gastrocsoleus muscle. Sham kinesio taping method will be used in controlled group for 64-66 hours. 2 pieces kinesio tape 2,5 cm width, 5 cm length will be applied on gastrocnemius medial and lateral head, 1 piece kinesio tape 5 cm width, 5 cm length will be applied on achilles tendon.

Spasticity, Soleus Hmax/Mmax, Soleus T reflex and H reflex will be measured pre-application (T0), after-application ( in a few minutes) (T1), after 64-66 hours ( with band applied) (T2) and after band removed (T3). Spasticity in both groups will be evaluated with modified ashworth scale.

Study Design


Muscle Physiology


kinesio taping method, Sham kinesio taping


Not yet recruiting


Istanbul Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital

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