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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 22, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 31, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
CEU San Pablo University

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Low Back Pain Other: Kinesio Taping Other: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : September 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
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

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 (NCT number): NCT01626482

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

Responsible Party: CEU San Pablo University Identifier: NCT01626482     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CEU-003
First Posted: June 22, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 31, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013

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