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The Immediate Effect of Kinesiology Taping on Muscular Imbalance for Infants With Congenital Muscular Torticollis.
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PMID:  22698851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the immediate effect of kinesiology taping (KT) on muscular imbalance in the lateral flexors of the neck. DESIGN: A retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-eight infants with congenital muscular torticollis and muscular imbalance in the lateral flexors of the neck were chosen consecutively. METHODS: Data regarding the Muscle Function Scale (MFS) score before and after the first taping session were obtained from the records. RESULTS: A significant decrease in the difference between the MFS scores was found after KT was applied (P < .001). Significantly greater scores were noted on the unaffected side after KT (P = .02) and significantly lower scores were noted on the affected side after KT (P = .003). Multiple regression demonstrated that the MFS score on the unaffected side (P < .001) and use of the muscle-relaxing technique (P = .009) were significantly associated with a decrease in the difference between the MFS scores of the 2 sides. CONCLUSIONS: KT has an immediate effect on muscular imbalance in infants with congenital muscular torticollis.
Anna M Ohman
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-12
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Title:  PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1934-1563     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101491319     Medline TA:  PM R     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Paediatrics, University of Gothenburg, Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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