Applications of Taping: Lymphatic to Pediatric

Case Study Full Name: Applications of Taping Lymphatic to Pediatric

ByKenzo Kase, DC

Summary: In 2006, a pilot study was conducted at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The purpose was to describe the use of elastic therapeutic taping for the upper extremity in enhancing functional motor skills in children admitted into an acute rehabilitation program. Fifteen children (10 females and five males; 4 to 16 years of age) receiving rehabilitation services at the institute participated in this study. For 13 of the inpatients, this was the initial rehabilitation following an acquired disability, which included encephalitis, brain tumor, cerebral vascular accident, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. The Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function (Melbourne Assessment) was used to measure upper-limb functional change prior to use of elastic therapeutic tape. Immediately after application of the tape and three days after wearing tape, upper-limb function was compared using analysis of variance. The research found that "the improvement from pre- to post-taping was statistically significant, F(1, 14) = 18.9; p< .02." The Chicago team concluded: "These results suggest that [elastic therapeutic tape] may be associated with improvement in upper extremity control and function in the acute pediatric rehabilitation setting. The use of [tape] as an adjunct to treatment may assist with the goal-focused occupational therapy treatment during the child's inpatient stay."

Applications of Taping: Lymphatic to Pediatric

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Equi-Tape Advantage 2" Equine Kinesiology 6-Roll Color Pack

$101.70

Helps to decrease swelling and relieve pain

Relieves tight, sore muscles associated with training and work

Supports ligaments, tendons, and joints to help prevent injuries

Helps Increase suppleness, flexibility and strength

Improves training potential and athletic performance by helping horses train more efficiently and recover quicker

Extends the effects of other treatment modalities such as chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, and massage

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Equi-Tape Advantage 3" Equine Kinesiology Tape Roll

$18.95

Helps to decrease swelling and relieve pain

Relieves tight, sore muscles associated with training and work

Supports ligaments, tendons, and joints to help prevent injuries

Helps Increase suppleness, flexibility and strength

Improves training potential and athletic performance by helping horses train more efficiently and recover quicker

Extends the effects of other treatment modalities such as chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, and massage

Equi-Tape Classic 2" Equine Kinesiology Tape Roll

$14.95

Equi-Tape® Classic is both consumer friendly and affordable and is used by backyard trail riders and equine health care professionals to aid in the rehabilitation of horses for all types of injuries. 

Easy to apply

All weather durability

Support full range of motion

For ligaments, tendons, joints, and muscles

Excellent for swelling and edema 

Non-Invasive and effective

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