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AlBahel et al. 2013

Kinesio Taping for the Treatment of Mechanical Low Back Pain


2 I-Tapes were applied from the origin of the lumbar erector spinae (iliocostalis lumborum) to its insertion. The area to be treated was cleaned, free of hair and the tape was measured while the lumbar spine was flexed to the maximum. In the case of flexion disturbances, the patient was able to support himself/herself during flexion. The first 4 cm to 5 cm of tape was carefully removed from its paper backing. The base of the tape was applied to the sacrum in the neutral position. The patient was asked to perform a maximum flexion of the spine and the paper backing of the tape was removed, except for the final 4 cm to 5 cm and the tape was used on one side paravertebrally in the direction of the cranium, under slight traction. Finally, the final 4 cm to 5 cm of the tape was applied without traction. The same procedure was then applied to the other side. The tape was rubbed by hand several times to warm the adhesive film to achieve adhesion.

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