Vol 88, No 11 (2017)
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Impact of Kinesio Taping application on pregnant women suffering from pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain — preliminary study

Natalia Kuciel1, Edyta Sutkowska1, Anna Cienska2, Dominika Markowska3, Zdzisława Wrzosek3
Pubmed: 29303216
Ginekol Pol 2017;88(11):620-625.


Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain on every day functioning and evaluate how effective Kinesio Taping is in reducing pain for pregnant women.

Material and methods: 24 women filled the author’s questionnaire, Oswestry Disability Index Questionnaire and Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire before starting the therapy. Elastic tape was applied onto the lumbosacral area for 5 days and was evaluated 1st day of the test immediately before application, day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 day of the examination.

Results: ODI score was 20.09 and showed major disability resulting from severity of the pain. PGQ score was 19.909. Sig­nificant pain reduction was registered on the 3rd day after tape was applied, significant pain reduction on the day of tape removal, and 5 days after tape removal.

Conclusions: Elastic tape decreases pain in pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. Pelvic girdle pain deteriorates the quality of life for pregnant women.

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