The effect of kinesiotaping in improving pain, shoulder disability and forward head posture in patient's with shoulder impingement syndrome
By International Journal of Medical and Exercise Science | 12 September 2017
Sample Size:30


Shoulder impingement syndrome is the common condition of the shoulder which results in considerable morbidity and financial cost in the healthcare industry. Pain, reduced strength and disability are the main problems seen in SIS. Few studies are available for treating patients with SIS using kinesio taping in general population. Most similar studies were conducted on specific population. Hence a need arise to rule out the usefulness of addition of kinesio taping to conventional exercise for SIS patients with forward head posture.


To find out the effect of kinesio taping in improving pain, disability and forward head posture in patients with SIS.


30 subjects were recruited in this study after obtaining an informed consent and divided into two groups; Group (A) (Experimental) and Group(B) (Control). Group A underwent kinesio taping, conventional exercise and Group B underwent conventional exercises. Interventions were conducted over 1 week, KT application 2 times/week and conventional exercise 3 times daily. All subjects were assessed for pain, disability and forward head posture using VAS, DASH questionnaire and CVA using Kinovea software before and after intervention period.


There is significance difference between pain, disability and forward head posture after the application of kinesio taping in patients with SIS. Analysis was done using Wilcoxon signed rank test and Mann Whitney U test.


This study concluded that kinesio taping is effective for improving pain, disability and forward head posture in patients with SIS.

For full text Click Here

Effects of magnetic field therapy after ...
Effect of Kinesio Taping on Diastasis Recti
KTA Login