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ACE Report #7846
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APTA 2015: Positional release & Kinesio Tape offer similar results for myofascial pain

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Effect of the Positional Release Technique Versus Kinesio Tape on Myofascial Pain Syndrome in the Iliocostalis Lumborum

Contributing Authors: K Ghuiba A Balbaa GM Koura A Abdelazeem MA Abdelrahman

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


30 patients with myofascial pain syndrome with active trigger points in the iliocastalis lumborum muscle were randomized to receive positional release technique or kinesio tape treatment. The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of the two treatments on pain level, pressure-pain threshold level and functional disability. Results indicated that both methods were similarly effective in re...

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