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A scoping review of the use of elastic therapeutic tape for neck or upper extremity conditions.
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PMID:  24794424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
STUDY DESIGN: Scoping review.
INTRODUCTION: Elastic therapeutic tape is a relatively new intervention for treating a variety of injuries; however, there is little evidence to support its effectiveness for neck or upper extremity conditions.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This scoping review examines current evidence on the recommended application, purpose and effectiveness of elastic therapeutic tape for treating neck or upper extremity conditions.
METHODS: A scoping review was conducted to examine the evidence in 14 peer-reviewed published articles that reported on the use of elastic therapeutic tape for neck or upper extremity conditions.
RESULTS: Six studies reported statistically significant changes to pain with the use of elastic therapeutic tape. Only three studies found statistically significant changes to range of motion.
CONCLUSIONS: Elastic therapeutic tape may play a role in reducing short-term neck and upper extremity pain, however future high quality studies that contribute to the evidence base for its use are needed. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: N/A.
Raewyn L Taylor; Lisa O'Brien; Ted Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1545-004X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Ther     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806591     Medline TA:  J Hand Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Hanley & Belfus. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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