Comparison of the Efficacy of Kinesio Taping and Conventional Physical Therapy in Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Author(s) : Fida Muhammad, Alam Zeb, Sayed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Mohammad Nasb & Haider Darain
The objective of the study was to compare the efficacy of Kinesio Tapping and conventional physical therapy for the treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome.
Material and Methods:
A comparative study was conducted. A total of 54 patients were randomly allocated to the experimental group (n=27, Kinesio taping plus conventional therapy) and control group (n=27, conventional physical therapy). Patients were treated for four weeks. Shoulder pain disability index (SPADI) and numerical pain rating scale (NPRS) were used for the outcome measure before and after the treatment protocols.
Total of 54 patients with shoulder impingement participated in this study with age ranges from 40 to 60, where the mean and SD for age was 48.91±6.26. In 54 patients, 34(63%) were male, while 20(37%) were female. After treatment, the mean scores ±SD for Visual analogue scale in the experimental group was 3.05 ± .51 While Conventional therapy VAS was 4.97± 2.02, showing that patients significantly improved in the treatment group. The mean scores ±SD for SPADI in the Tapping group was 50.37 ± 20.27 While Conventional therapy SPADI was 75.67± 11.15, showing that patients significantly improved in the treatment group. P-value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant.
This study suggests the effectiveness of KT and conventional PT on pain reduction and disability in patients with SIS as compared to conventional physical therapy alone for the treatment of SIS.
Keyword: Physical Therapy, Exercise, Kinesio Tape, Shoulder, Shoulder Impingement Syndrome