Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol 7 No 1 (p.979-988)

Rationales and Evidence of Elastic Taping: A clinician’s per-spective

Rationales and Evidence of Elastic Taping: A clinician’s perspective
키워드 :
Taping,International Kinematic Academy,Kinesiotape,Blood Circulation,lymphatic Circulation


  Analysis of the systematic reviews
  Mechanical correction


The purpose of this systematic review is to investigate the effects of tape application on improving body conditions. The search strategy for this review included a literature search by members of the International Kinematic Academy in 12 countries between January 2014 and February 2015 using PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane, Google Scholar, websites and national journals. The search words included“Kinesiotape, Kinesio tape, kinesiotaping, elastic taping, taping, functional taping, myofascial taping, sensomotor taping”. The review included all articles, even those published in different languages. These searches resulted in 821 publications. There are several effects of tape application were revealed such as improving blood circulation, lymphatic circulation, body range of motion, activation of mechanoreceptor and joint stability, and decreasing pain. No one negative about the positive effects of taping, however the more effort is required to find evidence of effects of tape application.