Does Kinesio (R) taping improve balance and functional performance in older adults? A pilot study


Saltan A., Baltaci G., ANKARALI H.

JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS, vol.59, no.8, pp.1346-1352, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0022-4707.18.09207-1
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1346-1352

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The foot and ankle are important factors that provide balance and functional performance in older adults at risk of falling. It is important that proper posture of the foot via techniques such as taping and orthoses to increase contact with the ground. The purpose of this study was to investigate for a two-week period and prolonged effects (fourteen days) of Kinesio tape on the level of functional performance, balance, muscle strength of the lower extremities, pain, and functional independence when Kinesio tape was applied to the foot and ankle of older adults.