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Effect of Kinesio Tape in Muscle Fatigue Measured by Biering-Sorensen Test

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
CEU San Pablo University Identifier:
First received: June 15, 2012
Last updated: July 30, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

Muscle fatigue affects adversely the athletes´ performance and it is therefore one of the most investigated topics currently. However we do not know accurately the mechanisms that produce it.

The aim of this study is to determine the influence of the Kinesio taping (KT) application in the paravertebral muscle fatigue in a sample of healthy young subjects.

Condition Intervention Phase
Low Back Pain Other: Kinesio Taping Other: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

Further study details as provided by CEU San Pablo University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time of maintenance in the Biering-Sorensen Test [ Time Frame: Seconds ]
    Duration in seconds of the Biering-Sorensen Test

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Sham tape Other: Placebo
The placebo taping consisted of two 10 cm length strips of the same material, adhered transversely to the skin of the paravertebral muscles fibers
Experimental: Kinesio Tape Other: Kinesio Taping
The taping consisted of two strips of material in the form of "I" on both sides of the lumbar spine, from the sacroiliac joint to the ipsilateral transverse process of D12.
Other Name: Bandage


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • More than 18 years
  • They were motivated to be included in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of Low Back Pain (LBP) in the last 6 months that had lasted for at least 1 week and / or had required medical attention and / or had been off sick
  • Back surgery
  • Been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or neurological or herniations, protrusions or severe scoliosis
  • Had pain from a disease presenting infection, tumor or injury of an anatomical structure involved in the test
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01626482

San Pablo CEU University
Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain, 28668
Sponsors and Collaborators
CEU San Pablo University
  More Information

Responsible Party: CEU San Pablo University Identifier: NCT01626482     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CEU-003
Study First Received: June 15, 2012
Last Updated: July 30, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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