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A Systematic Review of Elastic Taping Effect of Patients with Stroke
J Kor Phys Ther 2018;30(4):101-107
Published online August 31, 2018;
© 2018 The Korea Society of Physical Therapy.

Beom-Ryong Kim1, Tae-Woo Kang2

1Department of Physical Therapy, Design Hospital, Jeonju; 2Department of Physical Therapy, Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan, Korea
Tae-Woo Kang
Received July 12, 2018; Revised August 27, 2018; Accepted August 30, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distribute under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution,and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of taping intervention in patients with stroke through a review analysis of taping interventions used to enhance physical function and activity in patients with stroke. We searched randomized controlled trials using electronic databases. We also manually reviewed sources to identify additional relevant studies. Taping intervention is an approach to treat individuals with impaired physical function and activity. Taping interventions affect body functions by providing increased muscle strength, proprioceptive sensation, and range of motion, as well as decreased rigidity and pain. Taping interventions also improve walking, balance and arm functions, such as physical activity. Taping intervention for patients with stroke has been shown to be highly effective and is therefore strongly recommended; however, it is suggested that it be further developed to improve its efficacy as an intervention method and to create additional taping methods.
Keywords : Physical activity, Physical function, Stroke, Taping

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