📚 KT TAPE 🔍
“The stuff that volleyball players and James Harden wear?”
Yeah that stuff‼️ Looking specifically at sports injury prevention and lower back pain that is caused by disc degeneration- there’s much debate on efficacy. Here’s what we found for you on the RECENT analyses and investigations:
🏃🏻♂️🏃🏼♀️ “KT had some substantial effects on muscle activity, but it was unclear whether these changes were beneficial or harmful. In conclusion...KT may have a small beneficial role in improving strength, range of motion in certain injured cohorts and force sense error compared with other tapes, but further studies are needed to confirm these findings”
🔍 Sports Med. 2012 Feb 1;42(2):153-64. doi: 10.2165/11594960-000000000-00000.
🤬🗣 “KT may be adopted as an assistive aid for immediate pain reduction, particularly in lumbar disc degeneration patients with moderate-to-severe pain; however, its effects on disability and trunk muscle endurance are not clinically worthwhile.”
🔍 J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2018 Feb 6;31(1):85-93. doi: 10.3233/BMR-169681.
POSSIBLE TAKE 🏠:
KT TAPE may be used most appropriately when the goal is external and sensory feedback mechanisms of action for pain “reduction” and muscle “activity” was